St. Buadan's (Bodan's) Well

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St. Buadan's (Bodan's) Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Saint Bodan's well (Buadan)

2 Townland, County, GPS

Culdaff, Donegal

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The well is located behind the Protestant church in Culdaff, Inishowen. (The School Folklore Collection)

4 Cure

Some have been restored to health by drinking this water. The exact curing properties of the well are not stated. (The School Folklore Collection)

7 Prayer rounds and stations

In the 1930s, many people still made the 'turas' and lifted water from the well. (The School Folklore Collection)

8 Stories

When Saint Bodan came to this well he said Mass on three steps and blessed them. He tied his boat to a rock nearby. Then he sailed under the bridge to the other side and here he left his boat. These three steps, at the well, at the place where he tied his boat when he was saying mass are yet to be seen, and the boat is there yet in the form of a hollow stone. (The School Folklore Collection)

9 Publications

The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1114, Page 252