St. Mura's well

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St. Mura's well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St. Mura's Holy Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Townland -- Fahan
County -- Donegal

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The well was surrounded by a low, redbrick wall with a cross attached. The wall was build by Major Marshall in 1864 in order to protect the well from a nearby railway under construction. The wall was eventually destroyed by vandals, but the remnants can still be seen. A residence and restaurant are now beside the well.

4 Cure

The well is believed to have broad curative properties. There were reportedly numerous miracles that were performed here, though no records of the specific acts survive.

5 Pattern day

March 12. There was a gathering held on St. Mura's "festival," but no historic information about the festival has been found thus far.

9 Publications

Ó Muirgheasa, Énrí. 1936. "The holy wells of Donegal." Béaloideas 1051.Uimh 2:143-162.