Sliabh Dubh Holy Well

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Title

Sliabh Dubh Holy Well

Subject

Lough Derg--Folklore--St. Patrick--Holy Wells

Description

"About eight miles from the Four Masters’ School in Byrne’s mountain on the old foot-road across Croney to Lough Derg is a Holy Well called [Sliab Dub ?]. ( ½ ml. from the Donegal-Tyrone border)

Local tradition says that as Saint Patrick was going to 'The Island' he got thirsty and he came upon a spring well. He drank out of it and then he blessed it.

There is a cure for toothache sore-heads and sore legs at this Holy Well.

When anyone takes away a bottle of the water it must be corked with rushes from the well-side.
An old rag or some such thing is supposed to be left at the Well after a visit."

Creator

Adhamhnan Mag Fhionntaigh

Source

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1035, Page 199

Publisher

National Folklore Collection, UCD

Date

1937-39

Contributor

duchas.ie, hosting and crowd-sourced transcription

Rights

CC-BY NC 4.0

Format

Transcribed text and digitised manuscript

Language

English

Type

Oral history, folklore
Oral History

Identifier

DD_0009

Coverage


54.698941,-8.081152

References

https://www.duchas.ie/en/cbes/4428281/4391441/4478790

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewee

Adhamhnan Mag Fhionntaigh, age 13

Location

Burn's Mountain, County Donegal

Transcription

Crowd-sourced transcription (English)

Files

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Citation

Adhamhnan Mag Fhionntaigh, “Sliabh Dubh Holy Well,” Digital Derg: A Deep Map, accessed June 22, 2024, https://digitalderg.eu/items/show/9.

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