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|Caption||Old woman at Doon Well, Kilmacrenan, Donegal (1860-1883)|
An old woman sits behind Doon Well in Kilmacrenan, County Donegal, circa 1860-1883. This well, reputedly established by a Lector O'Friel, is famous for its cures. Vigils are held at Doon Well on New Year's Eve and on May Eve.
Holy wells were probably sacred places in pre-Christian Ireland. When Christianity came to Ireland, it used many sites previously associated with pagan worship and the wells became associated with particular Christian saints.
|Collection||RTÉ Murtagh Collection|
|Date of photograph||
01/Jan/1860 - 31/Dec/1883
(01/Jan/1860 - 31/Dec/1883)