Lady's Well, Tobar Muire

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Lady's Well, Tobar Muire

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Lady's Well, Tobar Muire dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary

2 Townland, County, GPS

Ballymichael, Cork
1°50'46.2"N 8°51'55.8"W

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The way to get to the well and the well itself are very overgrown as it is no longer revered and on private farm land. Along the path you will find a ballaun stone that has a couple of quartz stones around it, Amanda Clark suggests this may have been a part of the rounds and says that she has discovered it is a penitential station. Past this you this ballaun stone you must travel a bit farther, to find the well covered with "a circular drystone structure with a corbelled roof. White quartz pebbles had been stuffed into every section – presumably left by pilgrims doing the rounds. A wooden lintel within kept the building stable. Stone slabs led to the entrance." ( by Amanda Clark) There is no water in the well anymore. There are two other stones near the well that Amanda Clark supposes are parts of the original rounds.

5 Pattern day

8th of September, the owner of the farm said that mass was held there a few years before Amanda Clark visited her, but that this was not at all a usual occurrence. ( by Amanda Clark)

7 Prayer rounds and stations

There is a penitential station marked by a ballaun stone and there are two stones near the well itself that may have been part of the rounds. (

9 Publications by Amanda Clark
Photograph by Amanda Clark