School: Aughacashel (roll number 15356)

Location:
Aghacashel, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Joseph Conifry

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Cure of Worms

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Collected from
Matthew McCormack (age - 70 yrs)
(Farmer)
Drumbollogue, Drumcong,
Ck-on-Shannon
By Jos Conifry 11.7..

Cure of Worms
Yes, I have the cure of the worms and I got it from my grand-father. I never knew it to fail.
I made the cure on Mondays and Thursdays. I fold up a prayer that is in Latin, in a piece of linen, and I say five Our Fathers, and five Hail Marys, and ask God if it is pleasing to His Holy will to cure the child. The linen with the prayers enclosed, is worn, by the child around its neck. It is a Gospel
and is worn as an Agnus Dei is worn. While the linen is wearing away, the child is getting better, and finally when it is worn out, the child is completely cured.
No, I have no other cure.

Collector
Joseph Conifry
Gender
male
Occupation
teacher
Informant
Matthew Mc Cormack
Gender
male
Age
70
Occupation
farmer
Address
Drumbullog, Co. Leitrim
Language
English