School: Clochar na Trócaire, Béal Átha na Sluagh

Location:
Ballinasloe, Co. Galway
Teacher:
Sr. M. Oiliféar

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0029, Page 0123

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Holy Wells
There is a holy well in Knock-na-Greena which was called after St. Grellan. In Garbally in a tree on the Mass path there is a hole in which holy water is supposed to be. It is supposed to be put there by a priest long ago. It is said it had a cure for sore eyes. The different wells are visited on special days, usually on the saint's feast-day. Different people leave offerings at the wells for poor people.

Got from,
Mr.C. Holloway,
Society St,
Ballinasloe.

About twelve miles outside Ballinasloe there was a great scarcity of water at one time. There was plenty of rain-water and bog-water but there was no drinking water. One day three boys were playing on the side of the road

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Informant
Mrs S. Kelly
Gender
female
Address
Brackernagh (Persse), Co. Galway
Language
English