According to folklore, the seventh son of a seventh son possesses special healing powers.

Miracles are the business of faith healer Danny Gallagher, who claims to be the seventh son of a seventh son.

Danny Gallagher travels up and down the country meeting the sick and the needy who believe that Danny has the power to heal them. 

Healing powers handed to him by God revealed in a dream when he was eight years old. Powers reserved for what he also claims to be - the 7th son of a 7th son.

While Danny does not charge a fee for the service he provides, voluntary donations are welcomed. His operation thrive on claims of miraculous cures. 

Broadcast on the 11 April 1976, Brendan O'Brien reports for ‘Newsround’ on the life of a faith healer in Ireland.