School: Killinaboy (roll number 12557)

Location:
Killinaboy, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Donncha Ó Céilleachair

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0614, Page 345

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There is a Blessed well over near Kelly’s house. It is called ‘Tobar Inghíne Bhaoith. It is down on a flag and no matter how dry the weather is or how wet, the well would not get bigger or smaller. A family near by brought some of the blessed water in to boil and it failed them to boil it.

Collected by: - Seosamh Mac Giolla, Coisgle, Coad.
Told by: - John Costello, Coad (his father)
(58 years)

St. Inghine Baoith (i.e. the daughter of the Dalcassian Chief Baoith) has three holy wells in this parish named after her.

There is a blessed well near Dick Scales’s called ‘Bolán Phádraig’. This well had stones around it. Some of the stones were taken for a house and it is said that part of the house never dried. St. Patrick left his crozier on a stone and the print of it is there on the flag.

Collected by: - Seosamh Mac Giolla, Coisgle, Coad

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Collector
Seosamh Mac Giolla Coisgle
Gender
male
Address
Coad, Co. Clare
Informant
John Costello
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
58
Address
Coad, Co. Clare
Language
English