Legend tells us that St. Deirbhile travelled to this part of Erris to escape a lover in whom she was not interested. However, she was followed here, and in sheer frustration and to make herself less irresistible, she gouged out her own eyes. When her horrified admirer left, she washed her eyes in the waters of a well and her sight was restored. This is St. Deirbhile’s Well. The water from this blessed well is alleged to have curative properties for eye complaints. A pilgrimage takes place annually to the well on August 15th in honour of St Deirbhile. St. Deirbhile’s Church (Teampall Deirbhile) is located not far from the well.