School: Bennekerry, Carlow

Bennekerry, Co. Carlow
Liam Ó hAodha

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in her legs. She was told to get the water out of the holy well in Kellistown, and rub it on her legs. She did so and after a few days she was cured, and able to go around again. There is a cure for the whooping-cough. If you go under a donkey's legs three times in succession you will be cured.

There is a well in Kellestown. People often go to it. They say that this well is able to cure pains. Two men went there with pains in their backs and they brough two pieces of straw, and they dipped them in water and placed them on one anothers backes and then they knelt down, and said a Hail Mary each, and they were cured.

Paddy Rossiter
Johnstown, Co. Carlow

Mrs Hickey of Rutland has a cure for a toothache. It is said that if you keep a

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