St Anne's Holy Well


From the Millennium Forests

Derrygill Woodland Site, County Galway; Archaeological Report

IFC.M 467:118

The first reference describes a holy well and children's burial ground in the parish of Ballynakill, Co. Galway.

"St. Anne's Well at Ahanass in Woodford, county of Galway. Well has a " pattern" associated with it and for curing illnesses, mainly sore eyes. Cloths are tied to a nearby bush and is associated with the Blessed Virgin".

"One mile from Looscaun church beside stream-crooked river-small stone mound; unbaptised children's ground".