Christianised

20th July 2011
Thanks for all the good wishes yesterday. We had a lovely day, I still have no way of getting the pictures off my camera so once again I am posting a picture taken on our last visit to Co Clare which was a few weeks ago. The Burren has an abundance of ancient sites, megalithic tombs and forts and holy wells. Yesterday we visited a couple of sites. On our last visit while on a walk we came upon a holy well, this well was miles from any road. Holy wells always fascinate me . I always feel drawn to them and I always feel a connection to the past, imagining the thoughts of people who came to them for cures or perhaps just for water. The wells of course predate Christian times but were “Christianised” and became associated with the early Irish saints like Saints Patrick , Kevin and Bridget and many people still visit holy wells looking for miracles or in thanksgiving, and will leave items of significance behind them. The little well we visited had a small collection of items left but the most poignant was this little childs shoe with a small statue of the Madonna and Child inside it, there so long now that the moss was growing on it. I prayed for the person who left it.

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