School: Grangegeeth (roll number 2630)

Location:
Grangegeeth, Co. Meath
Teacher:
Seósaimhín, Bean Uí Dhubhghaill

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Local Place Names - Fields - Wells

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0714, Page 310

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Parrickarodgery
Butson's well
Tobarnapiast
Tobarnaboice
Garryagh
Tobardáréich
St. Columcille's well
Tobarbrighide
Tobarlobar
Cross well


St. Columcille's well is visited from 9th to 18th June. There are five "stations" around the well. One decade of Rosary recited at each station. They go round the stations once. After the 1st round they take three drinks of the water. The people wash in the stream running from it and it is supposed to cure sore feet and sore eyes. Votive offerings are left on whitethorn bushes near the well. It is an open well. It is on Wood's farm. 2 miles from the school.

St Brigid's well is on Skelly's farm. There are four trees around it and a flag covering it. 4 rounds - 4 "stations". no fixed prayers. They drink 3 drinks at end of each round. People wash their feet and faces in stream. Feast on 2nd Feb. It is 3 miles north of school,

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