St. Brigid's well

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St. Brigid's well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St Brigid's Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Kilbride, Meath

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The well is located close to the gate of the graveyard at Baytown and is marked by stones that form the side walls and top. A metal gate stands in front of the opening to the well (French, 2012:32).

5 Pattern day

The pattern day is recognized as St Brigid's Day, February 1st (French, 2012:32).

8 Stories

According to records St Brigid's Well was restored and blessed by the local ICA in 1993 (French, 2012:32). See Thunder's "The Holy Wells of Meath" for a description of other wells in Kilcloon, Iskaron, and Martry townlands (note Thunder's variance in spelling as St Bridget).

9 Publications

Thunder, John M. 1886. The Holy Wells of Meath. The Journal of the Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland, Fourth Series, 7:68, pp. 655; French, Noel. 2012. Meath Holy Wells. pp. 25-36.