Sunday, March 17, 2013

St Patrick and Donaghadee

'... Among favourite short walks from Donaghadee is that to Bangor, by the shore road, and that to St Patrick's Well, a mile southward from the town by the Mill Isle Road, beyond the cable-house. The water is reputed to be a cure for headache ...'

from Belfast and Northern Ireland Illustrated Guide Book by Ward Lock & Co, c. 1945.

St Patrick and Donaghadee (Templepatrick townland to be precise). People used to know this stuff. Nowadays it's implied that only nutters and extremists dare bring this information to public attention. What a strange world we live in.