Our Lady's Well

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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.

4 Cure

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.

6 Offerings

No offerings are noted at this time.

7 Prayer rounds and stations

The pilgrims used to make rounds reciting the rosary.

8 Stories

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.

9 Publications

Broderick, Eugene. 2016. Patterns and Patrons: The Holy Wells of Waterford. 53.

10 More

The poem is courtesy of Broderick 2016:53.