School: Maghcromtha (B.)

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Macroom, Co. Cork
Teacher:
Pádraig Ó Deasmhumhna

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Story - St Gobnait's Well, Ballyvourney

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Story
St Gobnait's Well
Ballyvourney

A certain girl being in the district of Ballyvourney suffered from an incurable disease.
All during her hours of agony she asked to be buried in St. Gobnait's Churchyard.
It happened that the disease she suffered from did not prevent her from performing a novena of Rounds to St. Gobnait, consisting of twenty one rounds, fasting in the morning, in honour of the saint.
When her novena was finished she visited the Holy Well and emptied the water out of it. It filled again, and there became visible at the bottom of the well a white fish!
This was a sure sign that her request was granted, and she returned home cured.
Mary Creed
(Macroom)
Carrigaphooca, Co Cork
told by her mother, a Ballyvourney woman

Collector
Mary Creed
Gender
female
Address
Carrigaphooca, Co. Cork
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Address
Carrigaphooca, Co. Cork
Language
English