St. Joseph's well

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St. Joseph's well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Saint Joseph’s Blessed Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Dulick, Co. Clare

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The well is surrounded by a cover of old trees, which creates a natural grove. There are 4 grottos with religious figurines at the entrance to the well. One of the figurines is of St. Joseph. The main well is without water due to roadwork interfering with water flow. The site has been neglected since the local hospital closed and foot traffic decreased.

4 Cure

The well is said to offer cures for eyes and headaches.

5 Pattern day

On August 15, the well has a local cleanup followed by an annual Mass.

9 Publications

Houlihan, Michael. 2015. The Holy Wells of County Clare.