Holy Wells

Lickerrig, Co. Galway

Tradition has it that Colm Cille was in the district blessing the graveyard. When on his way from Carramore graveyard to Killchurch graveyard he drank from this well. He knelt on a flag or stone beside the well. His knees are supposed to have made two holes in that flag. The stone is still beside the well. The holes in the stones always contain water. The water has never dried up on them. Others say that no matter what amount of water is poured into the hole they will not overflow. The water from the well is never used for domestic purposes. People say you could not boil it. People do not visit the well now but up to twenty years ago ’rounds’ were performed there.

Collector: Unknown

Informant: Unknown

Place: Lickerrig, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie

This page was added on 27/04/2017.

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