St. Joseph's Well

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St. Joseph's Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Saint Joseph's Blessed Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Dulick, Co. Clare

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

"The well site lies at the end of a short unfinished road extension on the east side of the N18 road to Gort, accessible through a small opening opposite the industrial estate entrance on the other side of the road. The site was well chosen in that it has a cover of mature trees creating a natural grove [...] At the entrance to the site are four grottos that contained religious figures, included one of Saint Joseph. Some figures are now missing or broken [...] Overall a sense of neglect pervades the place. The main well was without water" (Houlihan 2015: 106).

4 Cure

It cures eyes and headaches.

5 Pattern day

Rounds are done on the saint's feast day, March 19. Mass is held there on August 15 along with a clean up of the site.

9 Publications

Houlihan, Michael. 2015. The Holy Wells of County Clare. Castleisland, Co. Kerry: Walsh Colour Print.