Paddy Campbell

Peter Dickson
15th March 2019
Tom Walsh
15th March 2019

Paddy Campbell


Project Attributes


Faces of Ballycastle


Ballycastle Museum


15th March 2019

My Father’s Charms

“Me father had two charms, ahm, in those days ringworm would’ve been prevalent […] a disease […] supposedly took off farm animals […] And ahm, me father had a charm for curing it […] However, my father died with that charm […] He used a blessed candle and he just made the sign of the cross and muttered prayers or whatever and the person had to come back three times to be cured. […] The other charm he had was curing sprains. Sadly me father died with those charms, he never had the opportunity to pass them on.”

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