School: Edengorra (roll number 9597)

Location:
Edengora, Co. Meath
Teacher:
Michael Hetherton

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0710, Page 045

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Elf stones were supposed to fall out of the air with a shower of rain. They are a grayish white colour nearly like a sea-shell. If any of them fell on a cow she would get into a sickness called Paralysis. It was said that people would cure the cow of the sickness if they got nine of these elf-stones in a porringer or any other suitable vessel and go to a stream bordering two counties before the sun rises in the morning and get some of the river water in the vessel along with the elf-stones and bring them home and go round the sick cow three times.
While doing so keep praying some special prayers. Before very long the cow would be better.
A man named Philip Carry, Doon, Tierworker, Bailieboro, Co. Meath had two sets of Elf-stones and all the people round this locality used to go to Philip Carry's for the elf

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Informant
Michael Fitzsimons
Gender
male
Age
75
Address
Doon, Co. Meath
Language
English