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Name - St Attracta's well -

1/4 mile from old grave-yard where remains of old Church still exist

Former Name - Tobar Aireacht -
Spring well - stands in rough ground near a stream - stone wall built all round - Entrance 4' X 2'
Cairn on South west side of well.
Formerly place was visited all through the month of August for devotional purposes - particularly on August 11th which is today the date of local Pattern

Well was built in 1467 - some time after a blind boy 22yrs old was brought by his mother from the North of Ireland - They performed 15 visits on a Monday and 15 visits on a Thursday - having said 3 rosaries at each visit. The boy was given sight.
Water supposed to be a cure for sore eyes and aching limbs -
Water cannot be boiled
No matter how long it is left in a vessel it will not become stagnant.
Three roasaries are said while walking round the well.
Sweets, cakes, food and money thrown into well as peace offering
Pieces of white flags attached to a white-thorn bush growing beside the well.

Long ago there was a mill in the present grave-yard. This mill was afterwards re-modelled into a church and when Charlestown was built the Church was transformed into a school. The remains of same are to be seen in the grave-yard today.