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Saint Bridget's Well Cemetery, Liscannor,County Clare,Ireland..The existences of holy wells in Ireland today offer an opportunity to witness sacred sites and rituals that have continued since prehistoric times. Where once a sacrifice may have taken place, today a bride might look into the waters for inspiration or good luck; a cripple might bathe in the waters in search of a cure. Often the Stations of the Cross are prayed, a special Mass, saying decades of a rosary on their prayer beads. Usually they prayed for some favour or gave thanks for something received. A ritual practice dating from prehistoric times and continuing today. In this particular well all kinds of memorabilia and keepsakes that line the entrance cavern. Toys, photographs, religious statues, and Rosary beads. .Photo by James Horan, June,2007 Saint Bridget's Well, Cemetery, Liscannor,County Clare,Ireland.<br />
The existences of holy wells in Ireland today offer an opportunity to witness sacred sites and rituals that have continued since prehistoric times. Where once a sacrifice may have taken place, today a bride might look into the waters for inspiration or good luck; a cripple might bathe in the waters in search of a cure. Often the Stations of the Cross are prayed, a special Mass, saying decades of a rosary on their prayer beads. Usually they prayed for some favour or gave thanks for something received. A ritual practice dating from prehistoric times and continuing today. In this particular well all kinds of memorabilia and keepsakes that line the entrance cavern. Toys, photographs, religious statues, and Rosary beads. <br />
Photo by James Horan.