Tradition has it that St. Enda used to rest here on regular occasion when on his way to the Aran Islands. It is believed that one day he had been praying here and a well sprang up as he prayed. St. Enda supposedly blessed the well and it was through his great faith that the well water contained healing powers.
It was believed that the water had beneficial effects for those suffering from eye and ear ailments. Hence the well was then named after St. Enda. Since then, Pilgrimmages took place to the well. Traditionally, the last Sunday in July was the biggest pilgrimage to the well and it was apparently custom back then for pilgrims to throw pennies in the water.
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