This section is from the book "Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, And Superstitions Of Ireland", by Jane Francesca Wilde. Also available from Amazon: Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, And Superstitions Of Ireland.
Three things are of the Evil One- An evil eye ; An evil tongue ; An evil mind.
Three things are of God ; and these three are what Mary told to her Son, for she heard them in heaven- The merciful word ; The singing word ; And the good word. May the power of these three holy things be on all the men and women of Erin for evermore.