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St. Patrick's Well

Sacred Well

<b>St. Patrick's Well</b>Posted by bawn79Image © Bawn79
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Nearest Town:Tullamore (17km SW)
OS Ref (IE):   N483335 / Sheet: 48
Latitude:53° 20' 58.31" N
Longitude:   7° 16' 28.67" W

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<b>St. Patrick's Well</b>Posted by bawn79


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This well is around to the north side of the hill opposite the village of Cloghan. It is called a St. Patrick's well, but it has a Bridget's cross and statutes and dedications to her.
I would have to speculate that this was originally and Bridget's well that was taken over and rededicated to St. Patrick.
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
26th May 2006ce
Edited 26th May 2006ce


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When St. Paddy visited the hill a well sprang up where the horses' hooves touched the hillside as he jumped. bawn79 Posted by bawn79
26th May 2006ce