Lady Well

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Lady Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Lady Well or Kilwirra

2 Townland, County, GPS

Townland: Templetown County: Louth

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The sides of the well are walled in, and there are steps down to the well. A statue of the Virgin Mary is in front of the well, and is partially surrounded by well-maintained hedges.

4 Cure

The water is said to provide general cures for pain, and also more specifically for sore hands and eyes.

5 Pattern day

It is celebrated on the 15th of August.

7 Prayer rounds and stations

Stations consist of saying a decade of the rosary while kneeling at five different places around the well.

9 Publications

"Lady Well, Templetown", Megalithic Ireland, photo by Jim Dempsey:,%20Templetown,%20Louth.html

"The Holy Wells of County Louth", by Larry Conlon, pages 342-342: