School: Cill Chuimín, Durlas Éile (roll number 12538)

Kilcommon, Co. Tipperary
Donnchadh Ó Cuinnéain

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A Charm For Stopping Bleeding

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0542, Page 406

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This charm or rather the power to prevent or stop bleeding may be passed from a man to a woman or from a woman to a man.

To possess the charm or power you must first procure twelve girls. Every girl must be named Mary in Baptism and each and every one of the twelve must under twelve years of age. You must get them to say twelve Hail Marys each.
The following is then to be repeated three times and the bleeding will stop:
Jesus Born in Bethlehem
Baptised in the River Jordan
The River being deep and mud
The Child being meek and good
Run Mud, Stop Blood
In the name of the Father and of the Son etc.