School: Mountmellick Convent (roll number 7183)

Location:
Mountmellick, Co. Laois
Teacher:
Sr E. Clarke

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0824, Page 046

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At Clonenagh graveyard an ash tree grows at the side of the public road, About seven feet from the trunk of the tree a well is to be found which even on the hottest day in Summer is full of water which is very cold. It is used as a cure for warts.
Several people were cured there and ribbons may be noticed hanging out of the tree having been placed there by those who have been cured.

Collector
Maura Delaney
Gender
female
Informant
Mrs Dunne
Gender
female
Address
Derrycloney, Co. Laois
Language
English