Lady's well

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Lady's well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Lady's Well, Virgin Mary

2 Townland, County, GPS

County Dublin, Tyrrelstown

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

Currently housed by a small blue and white stone structure, the well is also surrounded by a metal fence.

4 Cure

The water from this well cures sprains, cuts, bruises, rheumatism and sore eyes.

5 Pattern day

“Lady day” September 8th

7 Prayer rounds and stations

The original practice was for pilgrims to crawl on their hands and knees around the well. Prostrating themselves on the ground in front of the well head, they drank the well's waters.

8 Stories

Legends states that the well was once offended and moved across the road to the location where it currently stands. Another legend states that there are nine curses in the water, but no one knows what exactly they are.

9 Publications

Branigan, G. (2012). Ancient & holy wells of Dublin.

2012. Ancient and Holy Wells of Dublin. Dublin: History Press.