St. Patrick's Well

Dublin Core


St. Patrick's Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St Patrick’s Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Aghnanean, or Hermitage, Moynalty, Meath

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

“The well is located in a field called “The Rocks” (French 2012: 8).

8 Stories

“According to tradition St Patrick resided at Ardemagh. One day while out walking in the field he struck a rock with his rod and immediately water came forth which he used to baptize a lot of people that day. St Patrick went to the well every day after that and bent on one knee to lift a can of water out of the well. The mark of his knee is still to be seen in the rock where he knelt” (French 2012: 8).

“A man visited St Patrick’s Well at the Heritage about 1947 on St Patrick’s Day and there were three elderly women there saying the Rosary. He said that in the early part of the century there were large crowds there. A special parade to the well took place until the 1970s” (French 2012: 8).

9 Publications

French, Noel. 2012. Meath Holy Wells. Trim: Meath Heritage Centre.