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

Grangegeeth, Meath

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

According to French, “the schoolchildren of Grangegeeth National School recorded St Brigid’s Well, three miles north of the school in the 1930s Folklore Collection. The well was then located on Skelly’s lands…Four trees stood around the well which was covered by a flagstone” (French 2012: 30).

5 Pattern day

“The feast day was 2 February” (French 2012: 30).

7 Prayer rounds and stations

“The pilgrimage consisted of four stations and four rounds. Pilgrims took three drinks at the end of each round. People washed their feet and faces in the stream from the well” (French 2012: 30).

9 Publications

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