St. Laserian's Well (known by hypocoristic St. Molaise's Well)

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St. Laserian's Well (known by hypocoristic St. Molaise's Well)

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St. Laserian's Well, or Molaise Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Kellistown, Co. Carlow

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The well is located at the site of Saint Laserian's cathedral, and set in a small area with concrete steps around the well, which also features a prominent cross

4 Cure

Accounts found in the Irish National Folklore Collection (NFC SC 0907:30-31) tell us that the well was used to cure rheumatism and sore eyes.

5 Pattern day

18th April, on St. Laserian's feast day

6 Offerings

Historical accounts (NFC SC 0907:34-6) say that coins, crucifixes, handkerchiefs, and pieces of cloth were regular offerings.

9 Publications

For historical information on the nearby church, please see:
For a modern accounting of the well and its status, please see:
Duchas NFC SC contains accounts circa 1930's, in 0907: 30-31 & 34-36, as well as 0908:50

10 More

Recent accounts are that the well is now dry, but people still visit to pray there.