St. Bartholomew's Well

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St. Bartholomew's Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St. Bartholomew’s Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Doughcloyne, Cork Co.

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

Today the well is capped and inaccessible. In the 18th century, the well was walled and covered by an arch of stone. Water gushed out from a slaty rock and through a round hole cut into it 2ft in diameter and 1.5ft deep. An avenue of sycamore trees led up to the well.
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4 Cure

The well was said to cure sore eyes, pains in the limbs, and "etc."
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5 Pattern day

St Bartholomew’s Feast Day is the 24th August
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