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" Patrick' s-day until about Michaelmas, a number of devotees surround this well, and after bowing towards it with great reverence, walk round it a certain number of times, repeating, during their progress, a stated measure of prayer, they then wash their... "
A Statistical Account, Or Parochial Survey of Ireland: Drawn Up from the ... - Page 330
by William Shaw Mason - 1814
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The Literary Panorama and National Register, Volume 1

1814
...scarcely be credited without ocular testimony. Early almost every Sunday morn i UK, from Palrick's-day until about Michaelmas, a number of devotees surround...number of times, repeating, during their progress, a st.ited measure of prayer, they then wash their hnnrts and feet with the wnter, ami tear off a small...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 85, Part 1; Volume 117

1815
...scarcely be credited without ocular testimony. Early almost every Sunday morning from Patrick's day until about Michaelmas, a number of devotees surround...wash their hands and feet with the water, and tear otf a small rag from their cloaths, which they tie on a bush overhanging the well ; from thence they...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 85, Part 1; Volume 117

1815
...without ocular testimony. Early almost every Sunday morning from Patrick's day until about Michat-ltn;is, a number of devotees surround this well; and, after...times, repeating, during their progress, a stated iriMsnre of prayer; they then wash their h:nvU and feet with the water, and tear off a small rag from...
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Pagan Ireland; an Archaeological Sketch: A Handbook of Irish Pre-Christian ...

William Gregory Wood-Martin - 1895 - 689 pages
...1813, it is stated that at the well of Tubberpatrick, after performing the usual rounds, devotees ' wash their hands and feet with the water, and tear off a small rag from their clothes, which they tie on a bush overhanging the well ; from whence they all proceed to a large stone...
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