The cure of a sprain so common all over the country is supposed to have been begun by our lord himself.One day when he was riding on a donkey it fell lame and he cured it- the ritual of the cure is referred back to this and the invocation is similarly connected.
In the handing down of the cure it is supposed to go from a man to a woman. At any rate a woman cannot perpetuate it except by giving it to a man.
A man and woman of same surname married has the cure of the "ekincough" To make the cure it was necessary to give some thing to eat to the sufferer a sweet, sugar etc.
The seventh son- no female children intervening had the cure, by this, of the disease called the "evil"
- E. Treanor