St Anne’s Holy Well

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St Anne’s Holy Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St Anne’s holy well

2 Townland, County, GPS

St Anne’s holy well is in the townland of Booleynanollagh (also referred to as Aughanass, sometimes spelled Ahanass) in the county Galway.

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

Located near a stream, St Anne’s holy well is sunken into the ground, with stone steps leading to the entrance to provide access. Positioned at the head of the well is a wooden shrine to St Anne which also contains a painted statue of St Anne. Near the well there is also a children’s burial ground marked by a large, white cross.

4 Cure

The well is known for curing illnesses, primarily sore eyes.

6 Offerings

The most common votive offering left at St Anne’s holy well are rages tied to nearby bushes.

9 Publications

“St Anne’s Holy Well.” Woodford Galway.
Cunniffe, Christy. “St Anne’s Well.” Galway Community Archaeology. Last modified June 26, 2016.
Photo by Christy Cunniffe