School: An Clochar, B'l'Áthan Ríogh

Location:
Athenry, Co. Galway
Teacher:
An tSr. M. Treasa Ní Bhriain

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Tobar Chrónáin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0003, Page 082

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Tobar Crónán

In the parish of Ballymana a holy well is situated. It is called Tobar Crónan. Tradition has it that this was once a holy well, and several people were cured. It is sheltered on either side by hawthorn bushes and ash trees. The water is pure spring and holds its depth in winter and summer. It is also surrounded by numerous rocks some of a huge size. The water rises beneath the bushes and forms into a pool. Then it gradually expands itself and at length flows, and forms a stream. After about half a mile of a course it ajoins another river. A stone wall divides the well in two but nobody seems to interfere with the water on the upper side. It is believed the water would not boil, but nobody tampers with it. The water which flows through the

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Collector
Nora Callanan
Gender
female
Address
Mannin, Co. Galway
Informant
Nora Connolly
Address
Mannin, Co. Galway
Language
English