School: St Garvan's, Rathmullen

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

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Holy Wells of Our District

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1089, Page 68

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There are many Holy Wells around this district. Saints blessed the wells long ago.
There is a holy well in Ann [?] It is supposed to have been blessed long ago. It is down among the rocks and when the tide comes in and flows into it the water is always fresh when the tide goes out again.
If anyone is given to headache and goes down to the well with the intention of being cured and lifts some water and rubs it on his or her head it will be cured.
I don't know the prayers that are said at the well. There is no turas to the well at any time

Collector
Kathleen O' Hanlon
Gender
female
Address
Saltpans, Co. Donegal
Informant
Edward O' Hanlon
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Saltpans, Co. Donegal
Language
English