School: Uachtar Árd (roll number 4786)

Oughterard, Co. Galway
An tSr M. S. Iognáid
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0065, Page 282

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  1. There are a few blessed wells around Oughterard. There is a well in Lough Gannon, about three miles from Oughterard, in a rock. Saint Patrick was supposed to have knelt on this rock as the track of his feet can be seen there. The little well never dries and in its waters there is a cure for warts.
    In Wellfield, about a quarter of a mile below Oughterard there is another well called Saint Cummins. At one time they tried to stop it but they failed twice and the third time it sprang up in the graveyard and it flowed down to where it is now. The people make the stations round the well on the fifteenth of October.
    There is a blessed well called Saint Michael's in a field above the bridge in Oughterard. The people make the stations around this well on the twenty-sixth of September.
    In Collnamuck there is a blessed well called "Tobar Cuanaigh". It is called after Saint Cooney. There are two trees growing by it and both of them are rotten inside and they never fell yet. There is a grave-yard in the same grounds as it and all the children who die in
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    Mary Fahy
    Oughterard, Co. Galway