St. Michael (Archangel Michael)

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St. Michael (Archangel Michael)

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St Michael's Well (Archangel Michael)

2 Townland, County, GPS

Rathdrum, County Wicklow GPS IT18993 IG88615

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

Natural spring well set in the corner of private garden with access from public Mass Path

4 Cure

The experiences of cures mainly of skin ailments such as warts but also one known instance of pain relief for rheumatoid arthritis when hands lowered into water. Warts removed by application of water both on site and off site; some cases instant cures.

5 Pattern day

not celebrated as such, used to be on Archangel Michael's day September 29th

6 Offerings

usually coins dropped beside the shallow well

7 Prayer rounds and stations

not known

8 Stories

First known to the owner by reference to 1839 Ordinance survey map mention
Visited by pilgrims and local Catholic Parish Church dedicated to same saint.

9 Publications

Local guide to Jubilee Loop walk

10 More

Visitors welcome