School: Baile na nGalloglach (Milford) (roll number 15338)

Location:
Millford, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Tadhg Ó Súilleabháin

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Algeo's Holy Well

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1087, Page 025

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About sixty years ago a protestant farmer named Algeo lived near Bunlin Bridge bout a mile and a half west of Milford on the Milford-barrigart road.

For cutting some trees in his own farm without the permission of the landlord - the murdered Earl of Leitrim - he was evicted from his house and farm. Willie boyle has built a two storey house on the site of Algeo's house and his farm was divided among the neighbouring farmers. James O' Donnell has a few acres on he south side of the Golan road. Moses Gamble has the west side along the hill and Charles Graham has the rest.
On the part of Algeo's farm given to Moses Gamble there is a holy well known as "Algeo's Well". This well is like a dish scooped out of a rock in a field about a quarter of a mile west of

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Collector
Una Mc Cafferty
Gender
female
Address
Millford, Co. Donegal
Informant
Barney Campbell
Gender
male
Age
50
Address
Cratlagh, Co. Donegal
Language
English