During the Penal Days a very feeble old priest was pursued for miles by military forces from Ballincollig Barracks, through the glens of Scornac. At length he eluded his enemies & made his way over rough boulders to reach a point from which he could distinctly hear the refreshing sounds of running water. He came upon a tiny stream in which he washed his numerous wounds. They were instantly cured. The stream, almost at the identical same moment -changed into the form of a well - The water has a peculiar shade - It is known by the natives of Scornac as Tobairín Beannuighthe Dé.