School: Cill Dara (Pres. Convent) (roll number 15599)

Kildare, Co. Kildare
Sr. Philomena
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0779, Page 054

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  1. At the north-west extremity of the Currah, where the road enters the townland of Rathbride, there is a square stone raised on a small mound. It is about 33 inches by 44 and about 3 ft high. It was evidently hammered and on top there is a hollow about 1 foot square, but shallow and evidently made with a chisel. It is called the wart-stone and is supposed to be the base of a cross erected by St. Brigid to mark the limit of her pasturage. People suffering from warts are said to be cured by touching this stone.
    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. warts (~307)