School: Cluain Iarainn

Location:
Cloonierin, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Seosamh Ó Céirín

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0114, Page 52

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St Movee's sister was a nun and she lived in Sligo. One day she came to Kilmovee to see her brother and the Church. She was passing down through Barralackey and there was a boy minding cows. He told her he would help her and he told her that the Ardcull people thought she was a witch and that they were to follow her. He said he would go with her to the Church only he had a long way to bring water to his cows. She was very thankful to him and said he would never again be short of water and she stepped on a rock and water filled in it and it is there still. In three long steps she reached the Church and every step she gave, a well sprang up three wells in succession and these are called the "Blessed Wells".

Collector
Úna Ní Dhubhthaig
Gender
female
Address
Carrownlacka, Co. Mayo
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Age
46
Address
Carrownlacka, Co. Mayo
Language
English