School: Ughtyneill (roll number 12897)

Ughtyneill, Co. na Mí
Maighréad, Bean Uí Chinnéide
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0705, Page 168

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  1. There is a species of insects called
    a dorb resembling a black clock
    that is frequently found in
    Stagnant water and if a beast
    when drinking happens to swallow
    one of them it causes the animal
    to swell. The cure in olden times
    was to bore an auger-hole in
    a tree and to catch a grass
    mouse and to pack it into the
    auger-hole and to leave it there
    until it died and by the time
    it was dead the animal was well
    of the swelling. Another cure was
    to procure a piece of a garment worn
    by a person named Cassidy, and
    have it burned under the animal's
    nose which was said to have the
    effect of causing a cure. Swellingof
    the udder and milk fever in cows
    was usually treated by bathing the
    udder with a decoction of confrey,
    a plant that used to be cultivated in
    gardens for the purpose and applied to the
    affected part while hot. The operation was
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. gníomhaíochtaí
      1. gníomhaíochtaí eacnamaíocha
        1. talmhaíocht (~2,659)
          1. riar ainmhithe (~2,587)
            1. leigheasanna ar ghalair ar ainmhithe (~175)
    Brighidh Ní Gabhann
    Screeboge, Co. na Mí