School: Elphin (B.) (roll number 1753)

Elphin, Co. Roscommon
Mícheál Ó Cianáin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0250, Page 348

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  1. Before St Patrick came to Ireland the Pagan Irish had a great regard for water both for running water and still water and the thought there was a cure in water. When St Patrick was in Ireland he used to instruct the people at the wells which the Pagans had a great regard for, and he used to baptise them in the wells. Ever since these are called blessed wells and big numbers of people visit the years.
    There is a blessed well called Tobar Muire about a half mile the south side of Elphin. Large numbers of people visit it. There is a time set apart
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