School: Stuacán (roll number 14051)

Location:
An Mhoing Mhór, Co. Shligigh
Teacher:
Bríd Ní Mhiadhaigh
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  1. There is a holy well in Ballymeeney. The old people used to call that place Keeve. It is situated between the parishes of Templeboy and Easkey.
    A saint called St Farnan lived there in olden times.
    There are many stories told of the severe life he led there.
    His food consisted of bread and water and he slept but a short time each night, he spent the remainder of his time in prayer.
    His footprints are to be seen on stones near the well up to the present day.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Topics
    1. ócáidí
      1. ócáidí (de réir trátha bliana) (~11,476)
    Language
    English
    Collector
    Mary Foody
    Gender
    Female
    Age
    11
    Address
    An Mhoing Mhór, Co. Shligigh
    Informant
    Mrs W. Foody
    Gender
    Female
    Address
    An Mhoing Mhór, Co. Shligigh