Lady's Well, Dunowen

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Lady's Well, Dunowen

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Lady’s Well, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary

2 Townland, County, GPS

Dunowen, County Cork
51.5425168, -8.92091682

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

You must walk down a high walled boreen and through a pasture. You are greeted by a serene white statue of the Mary holding a rosary and standing on top of a domed, as Amanda Clark describes, beehive like wellhouse. There is a mug left at the well for visitors to use. (Clark,

4 Cure

There is no specific cure.

5 Pattern day

The 15th of August is the pattern day and mass is still celebrated yearly on that day.

7 Prayer rounds and stations

Amanda Clark suggests that the boreen may have been a pilgrimage path to the well. (Clark,

9 Publications

Clarke, Amanda. "Gazetteer." Holy Wells of Cork. Accessed October 31, 2018.
Clarke, Amanda. “No title” Holy Wells of Cork, 8 Apr, 2016.
Power, Denis. 1998. Archeological inventory of County Cork volume 1: West Cork; comprising the Baronies of Bear, Bantry, West Carbery (east & west), East Carbery (east & west), Ibane & Barryroe and Kinalmeaky. Stationery Office. PP 283.