School: Clara (roll number 16116)

Clara Upper, Co. Kilkenny
Máire Ní Mhathúna
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0859, Page 401

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0859, Page 401

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  1. St. Colman is the patron Saint of the townland of Church Clara. There is a well in field on Mrs. O'Keeffe's farm about 50 yards from the road & just opposite the place which is called "The Monument" (referred to already).
    This well was known in days gone by as "St. Colman's Well" and over a century ago, it visited by people seeking cures.
    A pattern used to be held at this well annually in those days, and "Rounds" were performed & prayers recited. This pattern was held on the Feast of St. Colman.
    Now it is just an ordinary spring well, famous for its clear, pure water.
    Pilgrimages or rounds
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    Denis Carroll
    Templemartin, Co. Kilkenny