School: Clara (roll number 16116)

Clara Upper, Co. Kilkenny
Máire Ní Mhathúna
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0859, Page 395

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  1. Social
    Folk-cures & Charms in townland of Clara
    Cure for Ring worm- An old man who lived in Kingsland, parish of Clara and who is now dead, was believed to cure ring worm.
    He used to tie a twine round his fore-finger & squeeze the twine in until it cut his finger. He then dipped the fore-finger of his other hand in the blood and rubbed this blood on the part of the person's body affected by the ring-worm. While rubbing the blood on the body or limb of the person he used to recite a secret prayer the words of which were known, only to him-self.
    It is said that in this manner he cured many cases of ring-worm among the people of Clara surrounding places.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)
          1. medicine for human sicknesses
            1. ringworm (~99)
    Annie Knox
    Grangehill, Co. Kilkenny