School: Edenmore, Ballinamuck (roll number 14584)

Location:
Edenmore, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Seán Ó Réid

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Holy Well Cures

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0761, Page 044

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Holy Wells were used in olden times for cures of certain ailments.
Other cures were used in them times and some of them were got by crawling through an opening or through a window, or under a briar, or a cleft of a tree, or out under a horse legs.
Holy wells were also found and here are the names of some of them. In James Mc Nerney field in Cartern there is a Holy Well and it is visited every yr. on the fifteenth of August by hundreds to get cured of any disease.

Collector
Peter Sheridan
Gender
male
Age
12
Address
Carrickateane, Co. Longford
Collector
Ellie Mulligan
Gender
female
Age
14
Address
Cloonback, Co. Longford
Informant
Michael Lane
Gender
male
Age
40
Address
Lislea, Co. Longford
Language
English