St. Ultan's Well

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St. Ultan's Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St Ultan’s Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Kells, Meath.

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

“In the 1830s John O’Donovan recorded a Tobar Ultain, in Irishtwon/Tubberulton in Burry parish, two miles southwest of Kells. The Kells-Athboy road passes along its eastern extremity. O’Donovan wrote that the parish of Burry was dedicated to St Ultan. The well had disappeared as a drain had been constructed and the water had been diverted” (French 2012: 61).

9 Publications

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

10 More

“There was a Tobar Ultan in Piercetown townland in Balrathboyne parish. The owner of the field sank a ditch and the well disappeared only to re-appear on the opposite side of the road” (French 2012: 62).