Thursday, January 28, 2016

Schools Project on St Brigid's Well

In 1937, Eileen Dowling, aged 13, wrote about a tradition featuring St Brigid's Well in Kilcullen, writes Mary Orford. Eileen lived in Thomastown, Kilcullen and collected the information from her father.

"In Kilcullen valley beside the river Liffey is St Brigid's Well. On the feast of St Brigid however the nuns of the convent and also the children of the national school used to go down and get bottles of holy water from it."

Link to Eileen's piece here.

Material from Ballyshannon National School, where Margaret Dowling was principal, is available on the National Folklore Collection website