St. Brigid's

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St. Brigid's

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St Brigid's Holy Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Tully, Kildare County

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The well, marked by a stone cross is at the end of an enclosure encircled with trees. The well itself is deep, circular, with stone wall impoundments. A modern sculpture of the saint presides over the well's stream. A rag tree is near the well receives rosaries and ribbons.

5 Pattern day

The pattern is still observed here on the 1st of February as visitors gather leaving offerings.

6 Offerings

Rosaries are left on the statue. Offerings of jewelry, pill bottles, glasses, and other miscellaneous items are left by the well. A rag tree sits close to the well. So many visitors leave items, that votives are cleared away and buried most every month.

9 Publications

"St. Brigid's Holy Well." St Brigid's Holy Well Kildare. Accessed November 04, 2018. Brigid's Well, Kildare.html.

Adomnán. "Holy Well." Saint Bridgid's Well, Kildare. March 27, 2012. Accessed November 04, 2018.