St Patrick’s well at Marlfield, Clonmel is one of my favorite places and I have discussed the history and modern pilgrimage tradtions of the holy well in previous posts. This post details a cure that occurred in 1914 at the well which made the national newspapers at the time.
St Patrick’s Holy well Marlfield
During the early 1900’s the well underwent somewhat of a revival and became a very popular place of pilgrimage. Like many other wells its waters are said to have curative powers and the story of one cure was recounted in The Irish Independent and Irish Examiner newspaper in April, 1914. The newspaper articles tells the story of a boy called John Sullivan from West Douglas Cork. In 1914 John was aged 13 years old. The article states he had hurt his leg some years previously and was in great pain which resulted in surgery. Following the…
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