Nuala McCann: "I'm already all 'Poped-out"

By the time you read this, we shall be ‘all Poped out': I'll have been to Knock for the first time and, by the end of this week, I shall be in Lourdes too. “Don't be bringing me anything, I've a houseful of those plastic Our Ladies filled with holy water,” says a friend

Holy Water Bottles on sale in Knock, Co Mayo. Picture by Niall Carson
I THINK every Irish household has at least one bottle. And, somewhere in the attic, there will be a copy of the Papal blessing presented to a couple on their marriage – people don’t hang t[...]

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