Scoil: Niall Mór (uimhir rolla 11843)

Na Cealla Beaga, Co. Dhún na nGall
B. Mac Niallghuis

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Saint Catherine's Well

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Bailiúchán na Scol, Imleabhar 1039, Leathanach 290

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Saint Catherine's Well;- Among the many famous holy wells in Ireland is St. Catherine's in Killybegs. It is situated about half a mile from the town.
It is a large spring well with a stone wall around it. On November 25th the feast of St. Catherine, numbers from all parts of Donegal assemble there to pray for themselves, sick people etc. The following tells of how the well originated.
Long ago some Spanish sailors were out at sea. A fierce storm having arose they despaired of ever reaching dry land safely. They earnestly to St. Catherine promising her if they landed alive on shore wheresoever it would be they would build a well in her honour. They landed in Killybegs and fulfilled their promise. The minister who lived near became aware that a holy well was opened in his territory and flew into a rage. He immediately ordered it to be filled in. This being done he felt contented and retired for the night. Next morning going into his parlour he stared to see it filled with water. After considering how it came he came to the conclusion

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Kathleen Mc Cahill
Na Cealla Beaga, Co. Dhún na nGall
Mrs C. Mc Cahill
Na Cealla Beaga, Co. Dhún na nGall