St. John's well

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St. John's well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St. John's Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Nenagh North, Tipperary
OS 20 6 4

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

“Situated in a slight hollow on the south bank of a river. A stone-faced square- shaped well (dims. 1m x 1m x 0.75m D) with a stream flowing out of the north face into the nearby river. The well is contained within a large concrete wall” (Farrelly & O’Brien 277).

4 Cure

“The well was visited in the 19th century on this feast day for its curative powers” (Farrelly & O’Brien 277).

5 Pattern day

The pattern day is on June 24th (Farrelly & O’Brien 277). A local brass band plays at the annual gathering.

6 Offerings

Well is nicely maintained, but no longer receives votive offerings.

9 Publications

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