School: Scrabagh (roll number 11202)

Location:
Scrabbagh, Co. Roscommon
Teacher:
Mrs Rose Ffrench

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Blessed Wells

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0254, Page 013

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Blessed Wells

Ireland from time immemorial has been celebrated for its Holy Wells and Healing Fountains.
Blessed Wells are fairly numerous in this district but some of them are not widely known. St. Bride's Well is situated in this district and people visit it. They are wont to visit this well for the performance of certain religious "rounds" on the feast day of Saint Brigid. There is a trout in this "Holy Well" and people believe if the request they ask is granted they will see the trout.
There is a "Blessed Well" in the middle of a bog in Foxwood known as St. Lasser's Well. This well is not widely known and on this account there are no pilgrimages to it, only the people from the townland. There is a strange story told about it. It was first situated in the townland of Clooncraff and the water out of it was used by a woman of the townland for a washing. After this the Well was

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Collector
Emily Caslin
Gender
female
Language
English