The Healing Game


On this day in 1984, RTÉ broadcast a report by Jim Fahy on Knock Shrine Medical Bureau.

It had been set up to establish if cures claimed in Knock, Co. Mayo, were medical or miracle.

Anyone for the last few choc ices?

Watch in full here.

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13 thoughts on “The Healing Game

    1. Mani

      To be fair to the church they have been operating a weekly creche for the mentally unfinished for years.

  1. Cool_Hand_Lucan

    You didn’t need to set up a medical bureau to get the answer. I could have told you for a fraction of the cost.

  2. Louis Lefronde

    I see….Mad People…..

    Knock one of the most brilliant cons ever effected against the gullible and the elderly (often the same)

  3. Odis

    The holy water from Knock is sucked out of a puddle in the bog, where the slurry spread on the surrounding hills eventually ends up.
    I recall being on a mission to obtain curative holy water (for miraculous purposes only) for some relative. I noticed all the water was beige in colour. And so to the second tap and then the third etc.

    After a while I noticed all the water, in all the other peoples bottles, was beige as well.

    Say what you want, but there was no ebola in those days.

  4. Clampers Outside!

    “Anyone for the last few choc ices?” …it’s not a bleedin’ GAA match!

    It’s Knock….

    “Crucifixes, get your crucifixes, collect all 3… Jesus, Gestas and Dismas. Crucifixes, 3 for a euro”

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