Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Ireland has many holy wells dotted throughout its cities, towns and countryside. Some are places of peace and beauty; others are sad reflections of a forgotten past. Throughout the course of this blog I hope to visit as many holy wells as I can. Ideally, I would like to be able to post at least one blog on a well each month (hopefully more). In part, I hope that it might help to keep alive some of the memories of the associated folklore of the holy wells, but probably more importantly to encourage others to visit them too. Hopefully, if you happen to stumble across this and read it, you also will want to visit these sites so I will try as far as possible to give details of where they lie and how to find them.


  1. I just stumbled upon this blog and wanted to say thanks for your efforts. It is a fantastic project.