School: Stackallen (roll number 1309)

Stackallan, Co. Meath
P.T. Mac Gabhann

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stone in one of the fields and there are five holes in it which are the shape of five fingers. Fionn Mccool was supposed to throw the stone from Tara Hill to the field and the finger marks are supposed to be his. There is always water in each of the holes and if anyone had warts and he to wash the warts in the water it would cure them. There is a disease called mumps and the cure for it is to go into a pig house and say,
"Hugna mugna
pig take this."
"Mucna, Mucna, sin agar do leacnac,"

A cure for the whooping cough is to drink holy water from a skull in a graveyard.
Forge water is a cure for warts and a cure for mange in horses and cattle.
There are people in this district that have a lot of local cures made from herbs.