St. James's Well

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St. James's Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St. James's Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Townland: Muchgrange, County: Louth

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The well is marked by a gate, which says "St James Well" above it. The well is a small rectangular pool lined with stones, and a more recently erected cross sits above it marking the well. Nearby there is a cross made of stones lying on the ground, and a headstone marks that the area is also a burial ground for babies and very young children.

4 Cure

People take a bottle of the water, including a small stone, from the well, and it is said that it will cure sores and pain if you rubbing or bathing sores with the water and/or stone.

5 Pattern day

Pilgrimage takes place on the 25th of July, at the well Rosary is recited and then a Benediction in honor of the Saint is given.

9 Publications

"The Schools' Collection" Volume 0659, Page 75-76:

Pictures by Jim Dempsey, "Megalithic Ireland, Muchgrange - St. James' Holy Well":,%20Muchgrange.html

"The Holy Wells of County Louth" by Larry Conlon, page 342,