Long ago the people used to have cures for diseases themselves. They used to have a cure for the whooping cough, namely, to drink the ferret's leavings. The old people say that the seventh son of a family could cure certain diseases.
They sued to go to blessed wells to perform rounds for eyesight.
An old man could cure a certain kind of pain in cattle by making Snaidhm (pron, "sneein") na Péiste and unravelling it over them.