New Year’s Eve at the Doon Well in Termon will be marked once again with the traditions of the past and the Rosary will be recited at midnight.
The Doon Well continues to attract large numbers at this time of year and again on May Eve.
Tomorrow night, December 31st, the ceremonies begin in St. Columba’s Church in Termon at 8.00pm with the Holy Hour followed at 9.00 with the Mass. This Mass is being offered for the intentons of the pilgrims going to the Doon Well and for the Holy Souls.
Then at 10.30 the Pilgrimage Walk begins from St. Columba’s Church to makes its way for midnight arrival at the Well. This walk is a very important part of the ceremony with prayers being recited and the candlelit process has a group carrying a statue of the Blessed Virgin as the main part of the event.
The Rosary, led by Fr. Pat McHugh begins at midnight and then the water is blessed as many pilgrims mark the New Year with the making of the Turas.
Please arrive early and be guided by the local stewards in charge of parking on the night. Everyone is most welcome.