School: Uachtar Árd (roll number 4786)

Oughterard, Co. Galway
An tSr M. S. Iognáid
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0065, Page 302

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  1. The old people had a lot of cures for diseases and sikness.
    There is an herb that grows in land that poisons cattle, it is called Lark-spur.
    There is another herb that poisons sheep, it is a small green plant that grows on the mountain.
    Thistles and docking leaves grow in good land.

    Long ago they boiled the Rilóg for to cure man and beast.
    There is a cure in dandelion for liver.
    Chicken weed is a cure for swelling, it is heated on a pan and put on the swelling.
    The stems of it are called knees and there is a cure in every knee of it.
    There is also an herb that cures piles, it grows in a cluster and a yellow flower grows in the middle of
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    1. activities
      1. medical practice
        1. folk medicine (~11,815)
    Bridie Darcy
    Oughterard, Co. Galway