Doon Well is a place of pilgrimage where people come to pray for people who are ill or suffering in some way. It is probably the most famous of Donegal's Holy Wells with many people visiting it to pray.
The small trees are covered with items owned by those being prayed for ~ anything from rosary beads to teddy bears to a strip of cloth from clothing owned by the person. These items are called 'votives.
A stone beside the well reads:
"Doon Well Prayers of Station
Repeat Our Father and Hail Mary five times and Apostles Creed for your intentions. REPEAT SAME FOR EACH BOTTLE OF WATER. Our Father and Hail Mary for Father O'Friel who found it. Our Father and Hail Mary for Father Gallagher who blessed it. Our Father and Hail Mary for the generous person who put the shelter around it. N.B. These Prayers must be recited with bared feet."
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WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes (but steps down to Well itself). PARKING: Yes. LAVATORIS: Yes.
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