School: Uachtar Árd (roll number 4786)

Oughterard, Co. Galway
An tSr M. S. Iognáid
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0065, Page 227

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    If the people do not put up the May Pole the fairies will come. They also tie May Pole to the cow's tail and if they do not, the fairies come and take the milk from the cow.
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  2. Warts To steal meat and let it rot is said to cure a wart, or if you came across a stone with water in it to rub it on the wart. There is a stone at the Ivy Gable in Oughterard with a hole in it and it is said that St. Patrick knelt on it and left the track of his knee on it and there is always water in it and it is a cure for warts.
    Siattick. Seaweed is good for seattick.
    Toothaches. If you had toothaches to put a frog back in your mouth and it would cure it.
    A thorn. A foxes tongue is a cure to
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    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)
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    Oughterard, Co. Galway