Sunday's Well

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Sunday's Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Toberdoney Sunday's Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Shanlis, Louth

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

It is in boggy ground but the water continuously bubbles up, the excess water flows into a nearby stream.

4 Cure

The water cures asthma and other chest ailments. Part of the cure involves leaving something tied to a nearby thorn bush, and when it decays the ailment should be cured. If someone removes an item from the well site, they will receive the disease that the item was intended to cure.

5 Pattern day

It was celebrated on August 15th, although generally it is not now (although it may still be visited).

6 Offerings

Items left are mostly pieces of cloth such as clothing that are tied to a nearby thorn bush, other items like coins are also thrown in the well.

9 Publications

"The Holy Wells of County Louth" by Larry Conlon, 1999. Pg. 466-467:

"The Schools' Collection", Volume 0668, pg 381: