The Wand-transforming Well

Patrick Weston Joyce

The well of Mailgoban in Leinster, situated near the bank of the river Liffey, was quite as remarkable as any of those we have mentioned. It was called Dech-flescach, or the "wand-transformer"; for if a rod of hazel were put into it, it was changed at once into a rod of ash; and on the other hand a rod of ash immersed in it for a few moments came out a rod of hazel. But no one now knows where this marvellous well is.