School: Baile na Mín (roll number 14925)

Ballinameen, Co. Roscommon
Tomás Ó Conchobhair
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0238, Page 384

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  4. XML “Worms”

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    Ten thorns are picked from a gooseberry bush on a Monday or on a Thursday - nine are pointed at the stye and one is thrown away. This must be done between sunrise and sunset on Mondays and Thursdays. While pointing the thorns the Blessed Trinity is invoked.
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  2. Certain people in the district had the cure of worms in people. The best-known local individual having this cure at the present time is a man named Ned Mulernan of Treenamarly. People come to him from long distances for this cure.
    He gives what is called a 'gospel' - some prayer or some such thing written on a piece of paper and sewn up in a little parcel. If anybody opens the parcel. If anybody opens the parcel to see what is within the "Gospel" becomes ineffective.
    Also, it has got to be sewn secretly into some garment constantly worn by the sufferer. Having worn this "Gospel" for some time unknowingly the affected person becomes free from worms.
    Another local cure for intestinal worms in this district is to give the sufferer from three to five drops of turpentine on a
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    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)