St Annes well is situated across from O’Sullivans house in High Rath. There are some stories relating to it. It was dedicated to St Anne. I can remember as a child my father tak-ing me up there. There were bits of ribbon of that time, although it had been closed in. I never remember a feast day being held, but I would imagine a lot of people used to go there in the old days, going back a hundred years or so.
Games-I can remember a green at Kennedy’s gate. It was in the shape of a triangle. All the local men used to put a ring in the middle and they used to play skittles. They con-sisted of five blocks of timber and one in the middle. The stakes were one penny each. Those who played were Con Howard,Con Callaghan, Paddy Hickey, my late father, Jack Duane, Paddy Howard and Jim Carroll who worked at Hedigans.
Drawing the water-We sometimes went to the top of the ”Windmill” and also the top of the village. There was a well down in the black screen in the lands of Churchtown House. This was a lovely well and Con Callaghan our neighbour used to clean it out every year. It was necessary to carry another container to fill the bucket because it was small but the water was beautiful. It was about 200 yards from this house.