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 67

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There is one holy well in our district that I know about. It is situated in Charles Denny's lane. I never heard about anyone being cured at it, but is supposed to be a cure for sore eys and warts.
But no old people ever heard a thing about it. All they knew was that there (thing) was a great number of broken bottles in it. And nothing ever grew in the garden beside it. Some time after that a Priest was passing [?] and he saw the little well So he knelt down and tasted the water. Then he blessed the well. But I never heard the name of the priest.

Collector
Patrick Ferry
Gender
male
Address
Inniskil, Co. Donegal
Informant
Mary Ferry
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Inniskil, Co. Donegal
Language
English