Dingle – June 1, 2014 - I touched on this in an earlier entry but I want to return to it. This was one of the most fascinating stops we had. What made it even more interesting is that it was a spur of the moment stop that the coach driver just happened to know about.
St. Bridget’s well is a pagan site that was appropriated by the priests as they converted the country to Christianity. The site was considered to be a holy place where people could come to “talk with the dead”.
As I was taking photos and looking at the site, the man-made cave full of notes, artifacts, and prayers struck me for the deceased. I thought about the thousands of stories that must be on those walls. I wondered what the stories were from the shovel, to the scarfs and jewelry, to the photos.