School: Urhan (C.) (roll number 12260)

Location:
Urhin, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Eimile Ní Urdail

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Tobairín Beannaithe

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0276, Page 208

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There is a holy well near Eyeries. It is called Tobairín Beannuighthe. It is very good for curing sore eyes. One day long ago two women went to it because they had sore eyes and they were going around it and they were praying. They dipped a rag into the well and rubbed it to their eyes and they left a piece of cotton after them near the well. When they were home one of the women's eyes did not get better and the other woman asked her did she pray right and she said she did not. She said that she thinking of something else. Then the other woman told her to go to the well again and to pray right and that her eyes would be better. So she went to the well and she kept praying all day and when she went home her eyes got better.

Collector
Siobhán Ní Arachtáin
Gender
female
Address
Caherkeen, Co. Cork
Informant
Eibhléan bean Úi Arachtáin
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Age
38
Address
Caherkeen, Co. Cork
Language
English