School: Sruth Nua

Location:
Ardnacally, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Tomás de Brún

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The Blessed Wells

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0104, Page 361

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There is a blessed well in Balla called the ''Blessed well of Balla''. The people used to gather together and march to the well on the 15th of August. It is right to leave something after you at the well. They used to leave money, hair slides and handkerchiefs the people do not carry out that now.
There is also a blessed well in Kilgiven a couple of miles west of Lecanvey.

Collector
Mary Hogan
Gender
female
Address
Newbrook, Co. Mayo
Informant
John Hogan
Relation
unknown
Gender
male
Age
48
Address
Newbrook, Co. Mayo
Language
English