School: Uachtar Árd (roll number 4786)

Oughterard, Co. Galway
An tSr M. S. Iognáid
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0065, Page 280

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0065, Page 280

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  1. The old people have a great many cures for sickness and diseases. There is an herb that grows in the land that poisons cattle, it is called "larks spun".
    There is an other herb that poisons sheep, it is a small green plant and it grows on the mountain.
    Thistles and docking leaves grow in good land.
    Long ago the people boiled the Rileóg for to cure man and beast, it is a small green plant that grows in the bog.
    There is a cure in dandelion for "liver" its a yellow flower.
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)
    Nora Darcy
    Maghera More, Co. Galway