Doon Well

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Doon Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Doon Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Termon, Co. Donegal

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The well is very accessible and wheelchair friendly. Placed in a small garden beside a private home, the owners voluntarily serve as the well's primary caretakers. The well itself is behind two small wooden doors on which is posted a plaque outlining which prayers should be recited to obtain its curative properties.

4 Cure

The well is believed to have the ability to cure a variety of illnesses.

5 Pattern day

On both New Year's Eve and May Eve, large vigils are held.

6 Offerings

There are two small trees that are covered with items owned by those who have prayed on the site for a cure or a release from present trouble. Anything from rosary beads, to rags, to teddy bears may be found.

7 Prayer rounds and stations

“Repeat Our Father and Hail Mary five times
And apostles creed for your intention
Repeat same for each bottle of water
Our Father and Hail Mary for Father O’Friel who found it
Our Father and Hail Mary for Father Gallagher who blessed it
Our Father and Hail Mary for the person who put the shelter around it
N.B These prayers must be recited with bared feet.”