School: St Garvan's, Rathmullen

Location:
Rathmullan, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Séamus P. Mac Eiteagáin

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Holy Wells in Our District

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1089, Page 65

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Holy Wells are not common in this district but there are a few and I am going to mention about one which is not far from here. It is uh at a place called Inniskill at a house called Charles Deeney’s. It is not a very big well and it is along a lane going into Deeney’s house. It is covered with a green glut that is in the well. There are rushes growing round it and there is a wee garden beside it.

Some people say it has a cure for warts and I know a person that was cured and that is my own brother James. (I) He washed his hands three times in it and he was cured. I never heard of any other diseases it cured. It was my grandmother

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Collector
Charles Mc Garvey
Gender
male
Address
Killycolman, Co. Donegal
Informant
Ellen Mc Garvey
Relation
grandparent
Gender
female
Language
English