Our Lady's Well
Description of Well Item Type Metadata
1 Name of well and saint
Our Lady's Well, Cappoquin
2 Townland, County, GPS
Cappoquin, Co. Waterford
3 Physical description of well and its surroundings
The well is half a mile north of the town, close to the old road leading to the Knockmealdown Mountains, which is now a shortcut to Mount Melleray (Broderick 2016: 53). There are flagstones covered in lichen nearby.
It is not specified, but is believed to be holy water, due to a nearby apparition of Mary.
5 Pattern day
The pattern day was on September 8th but pilgrimage is no longer taking place in the same fashion.
No offerings are noted at this time.
7 Prayer rounds and stations
The pilgrims used to make rounds reciting the rosary.
It used to be a place of singular veneration for the local people, and many in the town no longer know that it exists. There is a poem included in Broderick’s account.
Broderick, Eugene. 2016. Patterns and Patrons: The Holy Wells of Waterford. 53.
The poem is courtesy of Broderick 2016:53.