School: Carrickatee (roll number 16481)

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Carrickatee, Co. Monaghan
Teacher:
Éamonn Ó Dubhthaigh

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Cures - A Sprained Joint

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0941, Page 323

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Cures
A Sprained joint.
When a person got any joint sprained he went for the cure to a person who had the cure of the sprain. This person made the sign of the Cross on the sprained part he then said these words
"As Our Saviour was crossing Calvary Hill
His asse's foot he sprained
He alighted and He sinded it
and mended it in Gods own name bone to bone and sinew to sinew
in Gods own name". He rubbed the affected part while saying these words. He repeated this three times (at) on the one occasion and on three successive days. When this was done the cure was complete.
Mollie McMahon Gragernagh
Mrs Mohan Tullynamaloe

Collector
Mollie Mc Mahon
Gender
female
Address
Gragarnagh, Co. Monaghan
Informant
Mrs Mohan
Gender
female
Address
Tullynamalra, Co. Monaghan
Language
English