St. Patrick's Well

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St. Patrick's Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St Patrick’s Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Maio Cross, Moynalty, Meath

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

French, in 2012, recorded that “the well was said never to run dry although it was a shallow hole in the rock. In the 1930’s the well was in a field belonging to the Sheckleton family. The well was under a big hill and surrounded by a stone wall. A stone arch and a big tree stood over the well” (French 2012: 8).

8 Stories

“Tradition stated that St Patrick stopped here on his way to Moybologue” (French 2012: 8).

9 Publications

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

10 More

“The well was recorded on the early twentieth century OS maps in the townland of Golashane,but it is not recorded as holy well. It is still known locally as a holy well. There was a chalybeate well in the nearby townland of Cornaville North” (French 2012: 8).