School: Ughtyneill (roll number 12897)

Location:
Ughtyneill, Co. Meath
Teacher:
Maighréad, Bean Uí Chinnéide

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0705, Page 164

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A man named Edward Farrelly in the downland of Neagh has the cure of the rickets. The child has to go three mornings to him fasting and he carries the child round the anvil three time saying In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost each time.

The whitlow is a very common disease among the people. It appears on the finger. Mrs Peter Rogers Hermitage, Moynalty, Kells, Co. Meath has the cure of it. She cures it with the herbs of the earth.
Father and of son and of the holy ghost amen. This is done with nine of the stones, the tenth is thrown away. This is performed for them and then the person is cured.

Collector
Micael Ó Brian
Gender
male
Address
Carrickspringan, Co. Meath
Language
English