This was reckoned the only way which Ringworm could be cured. This was a kind of itch and any part of the body might be affected. It works round in a ring. The seventh son or seventh daughter born in succession had this gift/cure. Immediately the child was born a worm was left on the hand. Two or three circles were then formed round it and some prayers said. The worm would then curl up and die. It could not cross the the circle. The person seeking the cure had to start it on either a Monday or a Thursday as these considered the lucky days of the week. It had to be done three times in succession.
- Joseph Rhatigan