St John's Well

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St John's Well


Geraldine Boyle

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St. John's Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Warrenstown,Drumree,Co. Meath.

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

Situated in grounds of former Salesian College,Warrenstown.(now privately owned). Beautiful location.Surrounded by trees of Dunsany Estate.

4 Cure

There is a story that an former owner of Warrenstown House lost his walking stick in River Jordan and that it came up in this well! Also some story of fish appearing in well at midnight on certain days of year. It was believed that the well had a "cure".

5 Pattern day

June 29th and is celebrated last Sunday in June.

6 Offerings

Cloth,rings,religious pictures. Usually placed on branches of nearby bushes.

7 Prayer rounds and stations

I don,t know the prayer rounds for the present time but until 1950,s there was a huge turn-out on pattern day and the rosary was recited.

8 Stories

In 19th century there was a fair held here as well as prayers. Eventually the fair was stopped because of the amount of "drink taken" and all kinds of "debauchery."

9 Publications

Riocht na Midhe, (don,t no the No.)-History of Culmullen by the late Oliver Cogan, Dunsany History and Warrenstown Remembered.

Can be found at Meath Co.Library-Dunshaughlin-Meath.

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