School: Lurga, Patrick's Well (roll number 10317)

Location:
Kilcolman, Co. Limerick
Teacher:
Máire, Bean Uí Bhroin

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Born with a Caul

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0527, Page 041

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Born With a "Caul".

If a child is born with a caul. It will never be drowned. The captain of a ship would give you 100 for a caul - People here believe that a young fellow called J. Frawley, fell of a high tree. He had a miraculous escape. His mother believes he would have been killied but that he was born with a caul and that he is lucky.
People here born with caul. Mary E. O'Byrne, Jimmy Frawley, Mary O'Brien, Teresa Neville,
If the caul is rubbed to a birthmark it will take it away. Mrs. Sheehan, Bresca, says Mrs. Foley rubbed a caul to Mrs. Kelly's daughter. Rivermount who had a birthmark and i cured her.
People keep the "caul". Mrs. frawley keeps it in her prayerbook.

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