School: Carrickatee (roll number 16481)

Location:
Carrickatee, Co. Monaghan
Teacher:
Éamonn Ó Dubhthaigh

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A Holy Well

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0941, Page 191

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Carraigarellan well is situated in Carrickatee at the foot of a high rock convenient to the chapel. This well is said to be a holy one and my father says that the people of the district used to go to it to get cured of headaches. They had to say some prayers, bathe their foreheads and drink some of the water.
This well never goes dry even in the warmest days of Summer. Beside it there is a Massrock and people say that Mass used to be celebrated on it in the penal days when the practice of Catholic religion was forbidden by law.
Some distance from this rock there is a place which is called the gunroom and some say that the English soldiers kept their guns hidden

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Collector
Annie Ward
Gender
female
Address
Carrickatee, Co. Monaghan
Informant
Peter Ward
Gender
male
Address
Carrickatee, Co. Monaghan
Language
English