St. Mary's well

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St. Mary's well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St Mary’s Well & Sunday Well, Walshestown

2 Townland, County, GPS

Walshetown, Cork Co

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The wells are paved in a roughly octagonal shape approached by two steps down; empty niches lie in the surrounding curved walls.

4 Cure

tooth ache, earache and general ailments of the head.

5 Pattern day

August 15

6 Offerings

statues, flowers, candles, the votives are left on a shelf on the well

8 Stories

It will not boil, and is said to assume certain shades and volumes, each change indicating a cure or the likelihood of some disaster occurring in the neighborhood. The water of the well beneath the Mass arch is only used to obtain cures.

9 Publications

Clarke, Amanda. "Gazetteer." Holy Wells of Cork. Accessed November 31, 2018.

Power, D., Byrne, E., Egan, U., Lane, S., & Sleeman, M. (n.d.). Archaeological Inventory of County Cork (Vol. 3, Mid cork).