St. Patrick's well

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St. Patrick's well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Well of the White Cow, St Patrick's

2 Townland, County, GPS

Tara, Meath

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

This well is located in the bend of a field (Eastern slope of Hill Tara) and is recognizable by the stone path that leads from the road to its stone-lain mouth (Dempsey, 2012).

6 Offerings

Votive offerings such as bracelets or bows are tied to the metal grate at the mouth of the well (Dempsey, 2012).

8 Stories

This holy well is said to be of pagan origin and went through many iterations of names such as "Well of the Dark Eye" or "Caprach Cormac" before a 2002 restoration by the National Well Restoration Society and The Friends of Tara Group (French, 2012:13; Dempsey, 2012).

9 Publications

Dempsey, Jim. Megalithic Ireland. "Well of the White Cow.",%20Tara.html?src=gpx; French, Noel. 2012. Meath Holy Wells. pp. 1-17;