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Long ago there lived in a castle a beautiful lady. She was to be married to the king’s son, but he was killed. She went out of her mind because of losing the king’s son. For a long time no one saw her. Everybody thought that the fairies took her away. At last, a queer White Trout was seen in the little brook flowing through the place. Year after year the white trout was there. The people thought it must be a fairy. Nobody every hur or harmed the white trout. There were soldiers about at that time. They laughed at the people. One of them said he would take home the trout and eat it to his dinner the blackguard. Sure enough he caught the trout and brought it home to eat it to his dinner. When he came home he put the trout on the fire, and turned it over and over but difil the taste of burn was on it. “My jolly little trout maybe youre fried enough though you don’t seem over well dressed, but you may be better than you look like a singed cat says he
When at dusk one evening a neighbouroing woman came for a pail of water, dipping down the pail she took up one of the trout and took it home by mistake. When she searched her house she discovered the trout and took it band kept it until the following morning. Another neighbour came to the well and found it quite dry. The first woman hearing of this took back the pail of water and the trout to this well, immidiately she replaced the water and the trout in the well, the water sprung forth and has never
Once there was a man who lived in Brook St about two hundred years ago. He went to St. Patrick's Well Ballina too catch th etrout that was in the well. He brought him home to make a dinner. He put the trout on the pan and when he thought the trout was fit for turning. He went to the table for a knife. When he was about to turn him the trout rose off the pan and up the chimney and went back to St. Patrick's Well again. So that's why the three blisters are on the one side of thr trout. Anyone (who seen the trout) (crippled or blind) can get a cure.
injure it. The daughter when she had the trout in the well was coming home when she met her father and he asked her why it was she had no water in the bucket and she told him the whole story about the trout. He became very angry at this because the girl did not kill the trout and then he said that he would kill it himself. He procured some lime in a house nearby and started off for the well with it. He threw it into the water thinking in that way he would kill the Sacred trout. However he did not succeed, for the trout in some mysterious way appeared in a well in Cromogue. There was also some lime on its tail or fins so there could be
moving the well, or where he rested on his staff. The well at Cromogue is kept well, and is in pretty surroundings in the site of the old Churchyard and the ivied ruins of St. Fintan's Church.Persons visiting the well are cured if they see the trout. This trout has a pearl on one eye. A woman carried home a can of water containing the trout and put it on the fire. After cooking it for a considerable time, she found that the water was still quite cold.The woman fearing some thing supernatural, at once returned the water and trout to the well. In stirring the fish, she had pierced the eye with a table fork. The trout is still in the well, and is called " the one-eyed trout of Cromogue " .The Altar over the well contains statues of Saint Joseph, Our Lady, Sacred Heart and - the last addition - the Little Flower. These are gifts of kind ladies from time to time including the late Dowager, De Vesci, Abbyleix.
“There is a holy well in Killwaterway, Tallow called Tobar na Crocnuighe.”
There is a holy well in Killwatermoy Tallow called Tobar na Crocnuighe. Long years ago there lived a family near the well. One day they killed a pig and they went to the well for water to scald him. A trout lived in the well. When taking the water they also took the trout and put the water and trout in the pot to boil. They did not see the trout. No amount of fire would boil the water. Then a priest came and told them to put the water back again and to get water from the stream that flowed from the well. They did so and it took no length of time to boil.Once a party of soldiers on horses were passing and they went to the well to get a drink. One of them saw the trout and drove his bayonet through it and brought it away on top of the bayonet. On passing the cross at Tallow the horse reared, threw the soldier and he was killed on the spot.
down on his knees to get a drink a trout swam by his mouth. Then he said that all the trout from that day that was caught in the stream would always have a bad smell and from that day till this day all the trout that are caught in the stream have a bad smell.
raised his hand over the chicken; and began to pray fervently, and in a minute there happened a miracle, and the chicken immediately turned into a trout, and from that day to this there is a red trout to be found in Lough Melgan and there is a (?) like a chicken in this trout, and they now call this lough "Loch Guille Ruaidh".Lough Melgan is just beside the place where Saint Mog was living, and the red trout is to be seen in the lake to this day.
One day a servant girl was sent by her master to a holy well in Ballyheigue for a bucket of water. When she returned home, she was surprised to find a grand trout weighing about five pounds in her bucket of water. She got a knife and gutted the trout and put him into a pot to boil. She then put potatoes down boiling for the dinner. The man and his servants came to the dinner and she told them the story of the fine trout. The man was very angry when he heard the story, and he ordered the trout and the water to be taken out of the pot. The woman went over to the pot and was very much surprised to find that the fish was the same as she put it into the pot.
Her employer then told her to return to the well whatever water she brought with her from it and to put back the trout, guts and all into the well. She did as she was told and when
well. He said he would not pray. He saw a a fish below. He put his hand down to catch the fish. He slipped and fell in and his son saw him he jumped in t save his father but he could not and he fell in and he was drowned too.A long time ago there was a trout in the well. Anyone who saw the trout was cured from their illness. A man said he would catch the trout. He brought a net and when the trout appeared he caught him. When he was pulling up the net his hand fell dead to his side. When he tried to stand up, he could not, his legs and hand were paralysed. The trout
Long ago there was a trout in Tobar na nGalt, a holy well on the shore of Lough Gill not far from Sligo town.
This trout was blessed by a Saint.
A party of English tourists were picknicking and fishing in Lough Gill near the Well.
One of them threw his line into the Well and caught the trout.
He put down his frying pan on the fire which he kindled on the bank, and put in the trout with the intention of frying him. He did not know that this was a blessed trout.
When he had him half fried the trout jumped out of the pan and into the Well.
Ever since, when a person looks into the Well, the trout
- Dómhnall Ua Donnchadha
a trout to pass through.
The Starragán was fitted near the bank in a stream where trout were, the mouth facing towards the mouth of the stream. The portion of the stream between the Starragán and the opposite bank was filled with big stones so that most of the water ran through the Starragan. The trout when coming up-stream during the night passed through the hole in the smaller basket and in nosing about for an escape became wedged between both baskets where they remained until removed next morning. In some the hole was made large enough to admit a persons hand and in others a shutter was fitted in the outer one. To make doubly sure that the trout would lie still especially in the day time a quantity of hay or grass was put between the baskets and as soon as the trout got under it they never moved.
There is a well which is situated south of the Galtee Mountains. There is an outlet to it which rises out of the ground about ten yards from the well. In the well itself there are two trout. The first visit you make to the well you will see a trout. The next time you go to the well you will see the other trout but go as often as you like afterward and you will never see either of the trout. Many crutches are to be found near the stream showing that many people were cured.
It is said that in saint Fannahans well there is a trout and a eel. Anybody that would have an ailment and to see the trout would be cured. St Fannahans shows himself in the form of a trout and he shows his horse in the form of an eel. It is said that a woman washed clothes in the well and it removed form that place Rrí Gowan to Mulberry. A woman took a kettle of water out of the well to boil but however long she would keep it down it would not boil.
The Kilgeeve well is situated in a long graveyard two miles west of Croagh Patrick. People go there and do stations around the well. Tradition says that there is a trout in the well & whoever sees it while doing the stations well get any wish he makes. One day a man was doing the stations. He saw the trout & caught it he brought it home & put it on the frying pan. It is said that the trout gave three leaps and landed at the door. The trout was next seen in the well & people noticed it had a brown patch on its back when it had been burned on the pan.