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School: Burrane, Inis (roll number 13738)

Location:
Burrane Upper, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Mícheál Ó Tuama

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0600, Page 048a

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N.B. If the "witch-doctor" fails to "take down" the knot the beast is bound to die.

[Article] - Knotted string

These two if pulled simultaneously unloosen the knots.
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If the "witch-doctor" fails to "take down" the knot the beast is bound to die.
It is only two or three months since I heard a man of 65 years expressing his absolute belief in this practice.

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