St. Brigid's Well

Dublin Core


St. Brigid's Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St Brigid’s Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Kilbride, Meath

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

“John O’Donovan recorded St Bridget’s Well in Kilbride townland in Nobber parish” (French 2012: 35).

5 Pattern day

“In the early nineteenth century a pattern was held on the first Sunday in August but this has been discontinued in the 1830s due to interference by the magistrate” (French 2012: 35).

8 Stories

French records that “in a small field in the south east of the townland human bones had been dug up in 1835. There was a tradition that there was a church and graveyard on the site but no one remembered having seen any remains of them. The church may have been near the remains of Kilbride ringfort” (French 2012: 35).

“O’Donovan recalled that it was customary on that day to swim horses in a part of the nearby River Dee called Log-na-gCapall, the hollow of the horses. The well does not appear on any of the OS maps” (French 2012: 35).

9 Publications

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