School: Manulla (roll number 14544)

Location:
Manulla, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Seán Mac an Adhastair

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0095, Page 261

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water in it twenty years ago. From the road there is a path leading into the well. They also St. Brigit visited this well. Up to fifty years ago there used to be a pilgrimage to this well every year. Three thousand people were present at this last pilgrimage. They came on foot from Galway and Roscommon. People prayed at the well for good health and many of them used to dip their feet in the water. Everyone used to leave some small article after him such as a bead, a medal, a hair pin or a piece of ribbon. A person suffering from rheumatism would stand in the well while saying the creed. The well was well known all over Connaught.