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- In olden times people found cures for illness generally from herbs.One cure for faulty blood was an herb called wild celery which was boiled down to make a drink.The Irish people in former times were very superstitious and some of them believed that if a hairy caterpillar was found accidentally it was a cure for whooping cough if stitched in a little bag and tied around the neck of the person who was suffering from the cough.There is a well in Feltrim called Saint Brigid's Well. It is visited by people with sore eyes.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.