St. James's Well

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St. James's Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St. James's Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Kilkip West, Tipperary
OS 23 13 5

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The well is "a spring in natural rock at the base of a steep slope with continues to fall to the Southeast... A concrete sill was erected some years ago with 'Saint James' inscribed on the cement. The well consists of a roughly semicircular are (diam. 2m) with a large ash tree growing on the slope immediately to the North" (Farrelly & O'Brien 276).

4 Cure

The well has curative powers for diseases and toothache (Farrelly & O’Brien 276).

8 Stories

“The Schools Manuscripts states that the well was moved northward from its original position ... near the village of Killea" (Farrelly & O’Brien 276).

9 Publications

Farrelly, Jean and Caimin O’Brien. Archaeological Inventory of County Tipperary -North Tipperary. Vol 1. PP 273- 278.