St. Brigid's Well

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St. Brigid's Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Cullion, St. Brigid Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Mullingar, Co Westmeath

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

A well mound made of stone and covered in turf. Dedication to St. Brigid.
A beehive-shaped chapel and a circular walkway with standing stones representing the Stations of the Cross. Current features were constructed in 1956.

4 Cure


5 Pattern day

The pattern day is St. Brigid’s day- February 1st. It is celebrated with a mass at the well.

6 Offerings


7 Prayer rounds and stations

The stations of this site are represented by large standing stones.

8 Stories

Some stories about the well suggest a pre-Christian significance with its waters being most powerful around Imbolc (the beginning of spring).