School: Behey (roll number 8222)

Behy, Co. Donegal
Meadhbh, Bean Uí Dhochartaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1029, Page 46

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1029, Page 46

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  1. Townlands- Cashelard, Behey, Kistenaugh Rushin Meennanther, Trummon Tully, Rhowty or Towty Carricknaskilla, The Glan, Stonyballer
    Lakes- Rushin Lough, Lough Columcille, and Rushin Lough, BEhey Lough. Lough Haver Lough McFaut, Lough Fislis.
    Holy Wells-Beside Lough Columcille on the top of Cashelard Mountain is ta holy well supposed to be blessed by St. Colmcille.
    St. Patrick’s Abbey Well. beside Ballyshannon, blessed by St. Patrick. A {…} is held here every year on or about the 15th August.
    A Holy well is said to be on the farm of Patrick Gallagher of Kistenaugh beside Cashelard Church.
    A Holy Well is also on the farm of Samuel Tiveny [?] of Coolcocly, about three quarters of a mile from Ballyshannon the the Donegal Road- Three lines stained seativel [?] over it. The legend is that St. Columcille called at the nearest farmhouse and asked a drink. They offered him water but the saint refused it and crossing over the field stopped at the place where the well is
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    Behy, Co. Donegal