St. Patrick's

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St. Patrick's

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St. Patrick's Well, Kiltormer

2 Townland, County, GPS

Kiltormer East , Co. Galway

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

It is about 20 meters in from a lane way that leads to Kiltormer New Graveyard . It is in an agricultural field . A stone wall was built around the well in 1992 .

4 Cure

It is supposed to have a cure for sore eyes and warts. You dip your fingers in to the well or put drops of water into your eye. You then say a prayer.

5 Pattern day

The pattern day was supposed to be on the third Friday in August. People prayed while they walked around the well. They prayed for their intentions e.g. a cure for a sickness.

6 Offerings

People left coins at the well. They may have tied thread or ribbon to the Hawthorn Bush beside the well.

7 Prayer rounds and stations

8 Stories

There are many stories on duchas. ie 1937 Folklore collection of stories by primary school children .

9 Publications

History of the Kiltormer Area by Tadhg Mac Lochlainn .

10 More

There is a huge old ash tree about fifty meters from the well .