School: Mountmellick Convent (roll number 7183)

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

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Holy Wells

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0824, Page 047

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Tradition tells us that there is a well in Rosenallis blessed by Father Maher about forty years ago. People came from far and near to get cured and they also brought home water and boiled it to drink.
After some time hawkers came to sell fruit there, and the reads were so thronged that no one could pass. After about six months the Parish Priest forbade them to come and told them that they could get water nearer to their homes,

Collector
Kathleen Delaney
Gender
female
Informant
Michael Delaney
Gender
male
Address
Forest Upper, Co. Laois
Language
English