School: Tuairín Chathail (B.) (roll number 10392)

Location:
Tooreencahill, Co. Kerry
Teacher:
Diarmuid Ó Cróinín

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Holy Wells

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0452, Page 217

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There is one holy well in my parish. This is out in the hills at a place called Corrin (Headford, Co. Kerry). A great many people visit this well on the first of May, and also on the twelfth of May.

On that day, when the people go there they perform rounds and say their prayers.
It is believed that long ago a saint lived in that place and after her death this fresh water rose up in the spot where she died. A number of people thank their visits to the well, and the drinking of the water for the curing of disease.

Thomas Fleming
Tureencahill
Gneeveguilla
Rathmore

Michael Fleming 22-2-38
Tureencahill

Collector
Thomas Flemming
Gender
male
Address
Tooreencahill, Co. Kerry
Informant
Michael Fleming
Gender
male
Age
62
Address
Tooreencahill, Co. Kerry
Language
English