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

2 Townland, County, GPS

Athenry, Co. Galway

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

Paving was said to have taken place in the early 2000s to the dismay of some local visitors. The well structure is kept tidy and cleared of most votives. The well surround itself is paved and encircled by a five and a half foot high block wall with a large niche and statue of Our Lady. Access to the well is prevented by a metal railing and the water source is covered with a type of dome of metal spokes to which a pump is fixed with a handle that can be moved to deliver a stream of well water.

5 Pattern day

The traditional pilgrimage times are between 15 August to 8 September, the Day of Our Lady's Assumption until her birthday. Visited all year, the well also is especially visited on Good Friday and Easter.

6 Offerings

Candles, rosary beads