This Sunday and Monday the traditional Ephiney Masses will be celebrated in Esker and Holy Water will be blessed at the historic St Domnic’s Well.

Blessed Water from the well is taken home by participants to be shaken over farmland and farm animals as well as people and their homes.

Esker is located close to Athenry in county Galway, and large crowds attend the occasion annually.

St Domnic’s Well is known all over the west of Ireland and people having been coming to it for generations to take blessed water from it, home.

Mass will be celebrated this Sunday and Monday in Esker Church at 11am and on both days that will be followed by a procession to the well for the blessing of the Holy Water.

Redemptorist priest at Esker Fr Brendan Callavan has been telling Midwest News today more about the tradition.

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