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Breeda, Miltown, Kilgorey, Fortanne, Broadford, Trough, Rala- hine, Cragg, Lahardan, and Cappavilla, with perhaps, (if not of St. Molocus, c, 550), Moylough, Scattery, and Carrigaholt ; Molua (c, 620), Killaloe ; Onchu, Killonaghan ; Sanctan^ Drom- line; Screbann, Qondegad and Kilmaley; Senan (d. 552), Iniscatha, Moylough, Iniscaeragh (Mutton Island), Kilclogher, Carrow (Kilmaduan), Erribul (Kilfiddan), Kilshanny, Killaneena, Cooraclare, Kilcredaun, and Drim (Quin); Tola (c. 635), Dysert O'Dea and Kiltola ; and Voydan or Braighdean (unknown), Kilvoy- dan, Corofin, and Kilraughtis.

Healing Poivers. — The Ordnance Survey Letters ^^ mention the following : — Gleninagh well, which has a fifteenth-century well- house or "turry," cured sore eyes; Tober Cholmain, above Oughtmama churches, sufi"erers from " the pearl," the films falling off the eyes at the third washing; St. Maccreehy's well, near Liscannor, eye troubles, which were also cured by St. Inghean Baoith's well near Kilshanny (even then nearly deserted), Tober- moghna near Clooney (Corcomroe), St. Senan's well on the cliffs south-west from Kilkee, Kilcrony well near Carrigaholt, Tobercuan in Kiltrellig near Loop Head, Tobershenan in Moyfadda, the Virgin's well at Templemaley, and Tober Isa at Corlack Glebe (Bunratty). Tobernatasha, ("well of the relic" or, as some say, "spectre"), in Kilmaley was shaped like a coffin, and delicate children used to be laid on their backs in it.^^ The black mud which gave its name to Toberduff cured sore eyes and swelled limbs. So did Senan's well at Kilkee; horrible to tell, the devotees, — down to 1875, at least, when a washing-tank was made outside the well-house, — used to wash in this, the only supply of drinking-water for the then fashionable watering-place. Tober- lachtin at Kilnemona cured several diseases, its "day" being March 19th. Eyes were also healed by the well south from Newmarket-on-Fergus, and by the wetted moss of St. Mochulla's well near Tulla (the moss being put back to complete the cure). The latter well is said to have avenged itself, about 1780, on its landlord, who had dug away part of its enclosure, by rendering

^^ Library of the Royal Irish Academy, Mss. 14B 23. 24, (Co. Clare), vols. i. and ii.

^•^ Ordnance Survey Letters, (Co. Clare), vol. i., p. 183.