H3462 : The Eye Well

taken 16 years ago, near to Dromore and Fairy Hill, Northern Ireland

The Eye Well
The Eye Well
At the base of the promontory below the ruined church is a spring, known locally as the "Eye Well", which is believed to have curative powers for eye ailments. It must be extensively used as I could see hundreds of clothes hung on branches of the trees. They would have been dipped into the healing waters. I gather that a prayer is said as the rag is left there.

A descriptive stone is nearby H3462 : Path leading to the eye well, Dromore

There used to be a holy well at Errigal, Ballygawley where people went to with similar complaints H5857 : Holy well, Gort

And recently I noticed this holy tree at Navan Fort H8445 : Holy tree, Navan Fort
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Date Taken
Friday, 30 December, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 31 December, 2005
Category
Well, fountain or water spout   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! H 348 627 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:30.6909N 7:27.8083W
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Irish: geotagged! H 348 627
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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