Daniel D.,, aged 50, father; Margaret D., aged 50, mother; Patrick D.,, aged 21, son; and Kate D., aged 19, daughter. These patients were all admitted into this asylum on March 27, 1890, in a state of acute hysterical mania, the females being much the worst, and quite incoherent. The history obtained was that four days previously Patrick, who was a weak-minded and strumous lad, got a weakness while in Chapel. He was taken home, attended by the clergyman, and has since been ill. Nothing further was known until the constabulary found the, on the 26th, barricaded in their house, and on bursting the door open they were all found fighting so savagely that it took several people to separate them, and the mother had attempted to burn a younger child, believing ‘it was a spirit’. In the district it was believed they had become insane from eating the meat of a sheep that had died of hydrophobia; another account said they had been living on putrid meat. ‘On admission, all were very excited, the women, especially, throwing themselves on the floor and shouting. They could not be got to answer questions, and rambled in an incoherent manner of visions they saw, and asserted that they were all damned.’ March 29th Men much improved; women still excitable, especially the mother. April 5th: Steadily improving, men sent to work on the farm. April 11th. All continued to improve, and were to-day discharged… 825 Most of the patients developed strong religious delusions, believing their illness was a direct ‘visitation of Providence’ for their evil deeds, and, in the case of the D.s, an attempt was made to murder a child, believing it was a fairy. An actual murder was committed in the case reported by me in 1889 [Doyles], under exactly the same impression. During last year a murder [Cunninghams] was committed in another county in Ireland under the same belief, when several members of the same family became insane.