Straid Church, Inishowen, Donegal – Things to See and Do

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: June 13, 2013
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Donegal
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Straid Church was built in 1772 on the ground of an early Christian site and was still in use until 1925. The site was originally founded here by St Colmb (Colmcille) in the 6th century but this church is now disused.

On the Church grounds, a rock with the traces of St Colmcilles knees is said to act as a cure for any ailment. To avail of the cure , it is believed one should rub whatever part of the body that was ill or sore with the water in the rock and then to bless yourself. Tradition tells us that in the past the locals would swear by the well before they would swear by a Doctor.

1. Straid Church, Inishowen, Donegal - Things to See and Do

Altitude: 120 m