In Killallon Clonmellon there is a warty well.
In Killallon Clonmellon there is a warty well.
The MóinínThe Móinín is situated in the townland of "Corn More" in the parish of Cluain Mioláin.
"Cnoc na Riogh" is situated in the townland of Clonmellon. There is an entrance hole in it."Lewis' Fort" is situated in the townland of of Clonmellon. It is circular with a fence of trees round it.Ball's Fort is situated in the townland of Clonmellon. It is circular with a fence of bushes round it."Cnoc a Loca" is situated in the townland of Clonmellon. It is circular with
“There is a well in Jim Ball's field it is called St Ann's well.”
There is a well in Jim Ball's field it is called St Anns well. It was on the side of the road, but a Connaught man washed his feet in it and it moved out to the field. The well is near the river on the left hand side as you go to Clonmellon about thrity yards the Killallon side of Mc Donnell's gate. There was a Saint in Killallon and one day a wild pig followed him. The pig took a drink out of St. Anns well and he died. There was a graveyard in Ball's field on the road from Dalys of Killallon to Clonmellon. There was a Chapel ther also, and Cromwell knocked it. One day two men were building a ditch beside the graveyard and they found bones of people. There is a well at the end of Clonmellon
Christy Leavy, Kilrush, Clonmellon has the cure of running ring-worm, and of the toothache also.
James Martin Clonmellon, has the cure of the "burst". There is a well in Killanan called the spa well, the water has the cure of the sore eyes.
Mrs Daly Clonmellon can make ointment to cure burns.
Mrs Gary Clonmellon has the cure of the thorn.
Mrs Fitzsimons mother Clonmellon can make ointment to cure pock on the tits of cow, it is made from carbolic soap and goats milk.
Francis Meehan has the cure of the sore mouth.
Michael Casserly Cloncat has the cure of the ring worm.
Mrs Craford Kilalon has the cure of the burns.
Clonmellon is the name of my home district. It is in the townland of Clonmellon and in the barony of Delvin. There are eighty families in the townland. there are three hundred and seventy five people in the townland. Reilly and Garry are the most common famaily. Slated houses are the most common. I don't know anything else about it.
I live in the townland of Clonmellon, the parish of Clonmellon and the barony of Delvin. There are about ninety families in the townland. "Reilly is the most common in the townland. Slated houses are most common. There are about nine people over seventy in the townland.
The nearest fort to Clonmellon is "Cnoc na Ríogh". It is circular and is covered with trees. It is in the townland of Hartstown. There is an entrance hole to it. It was built by the Danes.There is another fort near Clonmellon. Its name is "Cnoc Mellón" and is circular. No one explored it as far as I now. It is supposed to be unlucky to cut trees or to plant round the fort. It is in the townland of Kilrush. It was built by the Danes.The next fort is "Doughty's Fort". It is circular and is in the townland of Clonmellon. There is a fence of earth and stone round it. It was built by the Danes.
There is a little rock in a field in Cnoc Na Rioz. It is called St. Patricks rock. the people around Clonmellon district say that St. Patrick knelt on it.The Milking Field.
In a yard belonging to Tom Fay, Clonmellon there stands a large iron pot supposed to have been used by the power people to boil indian porridge in the years of the famine. This porridge was made in the Market Square, Clonmellon.Mrs. Kelly, Abbeylara, Granard owns a large tin churn which held buttermilk to be distributed to the poor people during the famine.The "Nailers Bush" stands on the main road from Clonmellon to Kells about a half mile outside the town. It gets its name from a man who used to
The present church of Killallon is the fourth built in the parish. The remains of the first church are still to be seen opposite Mr. Bell's gate on the road leading from Killallon to Clonmellon. The Holy water font was taken from the ruins of this church and placed on a mound of earth and stones on the side of the road about ten perches on the Clonmellon side of Mr. Ball's gate. This Font is circular in shape and fills with rain-water for a good part of the year. People, having warts, wash them in this water and pin a cloth to a whitethorn bush which overhangs the Font or well as it is called as a thanksoffering for the cure effected. The local people have great reverence for this font as it reminds them of their ancestors, who crossed themselves with the water from this font in the time long gone by.
'Warts II (Local Cure) "Wartie Well" about 1.5 mls. from Clonmellon on Oldcastle road on left as you approach Daly's public house, Killallon. Three small whitethorn bushes overhang the well. A prayer (any prayer) is first said. A piece of rag is tied to the bush and a pin thrown at the bottom of the ash tree which is about a yard from the hedge. The well water is next rubbed to the wart. The rag must be part of your clothing. [Mrs Skelly, The Glebe, Clonmellon.]' RJR 160516.
Killallon. It is called Ball's Fort because Balls owned it. It is in the townland of Clonmellon and the parish of Clonmellon.
Cnoc Na Ríogh is a hill beside Clonmellon village. It is circular and there are a lot of trees on top of it. It can be seen from Balls fort in Killallon. There used to be fairies in the fort but there are not any in it now
Clonmellon fairs are held on the second Wednesday of each month. The fair is held on the main street. Buyers often go out through the country to buy cattle or sheep but not at crossroads. They go to the farm house nowadays more oftener then long ago. I do not know any traditions of fairs held on hills near cemeteries, castles or forts. The is no toll paid at Clonmellon fairs. Luck money is always given. Parties make agreements by sticking each others hands. Animals are usually marked when sold with a raddle.
There is a fort in "Cnoc na Riog" It is the nearest fort to Clonmellon. There is an entrance hole in the fort of "Cnoc of Riog" There is a fence of trees around it. The Danes built them. Fairies used to live in the fort at "Cnoc Na Riog" There was a man out of Clonmellon sitting on a wall near Galboystown with a crowd of people. He stood up on the wall and he saw fairies kicking football but no one could see the fairies only the man. Then he said he would go down and kick with the fairies but the people tried to stop him but they could not do so. He went down to kick with the fairies and they
There are two holy Wells in this parish. One is in Killua named St Lucys Well. There is another one in Killallon named the Warty Well. St Lucy's well is in the townland of Clonmellon. The warty well is in the townland of Killalon. St Lucys well is in the castle yard Killua. The warty well is on the side of the road from Clonmellon to Killallon. There is no special day for visiting either wells. Warts are cured in the Warty well. Three our fathers, three hail marys and three glorys should be said for three mornings in succession. The cure is applied by dipping the wart into the water. There is a bush at the well and relics are hung on it. There was a chapel in the field beside the warty well and the well is in front of the chapel.