St. Brigid's Well

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St. Brigid's Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St Brigid’s Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Killyon, Meath

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The well is marked by a stone, “uncovered opposite Killyon School in 1994” (French 2012: 28).

8 Stories

“Tradition states that St Brigid met St Brendan at this spot in Clondalee. Brigid allowed Brendan’s sheep drink from her well under the stone. One of the sheep tried to get away and Brigid intervened. She slipped and the marks from her fall are to be seen on the stone. St Brigid is also associated with St Finian of nearby Clonard. Finian studied under Brigid and Kildare before founding his monastery and school at Clonard” (French 2012: 28).

9 Publications

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