In March, the above exhibition on Pilgrimage in Ireland was on display in the City Library. The exhibition was staged by Richard Scriven who recently gave a talk as part of the Bealtaine Festival.
In that excellent talk, he had slides of St. John’s Well in Killone, outside Ennis and it reminded me of these photographs which I took in April. The storms had not been overly kind to the statue of St. John.
Shortly after leaving, I was speaking with a local resident in Newhall who said that the tree was so tall that it stretched further than the statue of Mary and the new altar; and, that the branches were between these which were both lucky to survive.
It reminded me of the little statue in a private garden outside Leap in West Cork that survived a large falling tree that did major damage to the dwelling.
The father was somewhat puzzled when the photographs were downloaded and the one with closed eyes that he was sure was there, was not.