Long ago there was a spring well in the Ffrench estate at Monivea, Co. Galway. A policeman who stopped to take a drink there, fell in and drowned. Since then the well has been known as “poll gairda”.
Informant: Pat Fahy, Ballynamona, Co. Galway
Place: Garbally, Co. Galway
Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie