School: Clochar na Trócaire, Carn Domhnaigh (roll number 16821)

Ballylosky, Co. Donegal
An tSr. M. Beirín Ní Bhaoighill

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1114, Page 250

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near the southern edge of the lake). It is customary that anyone seeking favours wither spiritual or temporal makes a 'turas' to this lake. The obligation is to be fasting and to say as many 'Glory be to the Fathers' as one can while slowly walking barefooted three times round the lake. Also, there is an obligation to say a prayer on he hermit's grave, and it is customary to leave articles such as hairpins, pins, or ribbons on the grave. Many favours have been obtained through this pious practice.

Malin Well

Situated at Ballygorman shore is a small well in a rock at the water's edge. the tide comes in over the well every day, and despite this fact the water is fresh It is said that this well was blessed by a saint who had his remote dwelling near it, and that anyone who drinks with faith some of the water will be cured of any

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