A Haven for the Mad? Or a Lost Place of Healing?

Gleann na nGealt in Ireland is rich in folktales and legends featuring thoseĀ afflicted with maladies of the mind. A recent scientific study produced some astonishing results that suggest the link between mental illness and the spring water was understood by the people of the area long before science became a discipline. The powers of the water were explained with magic and myth9121763_f520.