Legan/Our Lady's Well

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Legan/Our Lady's Well



Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Legan holy well, Our Lady

2 Townland, County, GPS

Legan, Co. Longford

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

A beautifully maintained walk leads to the Legan well at the corner of multiple fields. The well has a rectangular stone impoundment about eight feet in length with a votive-receiving thorn tree beside it. Gravel has been set around the well to accommodate gatherings.

5 Pattern day

Visited all year, but particularly between 15th of August until the birthday of Our Lady 8 September

6 Offerings

rosary beads, coins, small religious statues

7 Prayer rounds and stations

Older patron of the well was long ago lost. The number of decades of the rosary said varied between consultants.