A detail of the shrine
O merciful Father, you led the people of Israel to the promised land that flowed with milk and honey; hear the prayers of those who are in want and turn their dearth and scarcity into plenty. We give you our humble thanks for our bounty and ask that you continue your loving kindness unto us, that our land may continually bear the fruit of our labours and yield its increase to your glory and our comfort; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Detail of one of the Harry Clarke windows in Boher Church
How to find it:
Boher church can be found on the main road our of Ballycumber towards Athlone. It's not a particularly old church, but flags and posters advertise the shrine. Saint Manchan's church and holy well is somewhat difficult to find. Travel to the village of Ferbane and from here travel east down small country roads (the Ballycumber Road) for about five miles. At a T-junction a small tree sits on an island in the middle of the road surrounded by a small stone wall and opposite is a Victorian National School. The church is on the other side of the road and the well is behind it over the wall and down the causeway. To reach St Mella's Church walk to the end of the causeway and cross into the farmers field to your left, but heading straight on. At the far end of the field you can see some trees surrounding the church.
The three sanctuary windows in Boher church