Well of the King of Sunday

Dublin Core


Well of the King of Sunday


Celeste Ray

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Well of the King of Sunday

2 Townland, County, GPS

Tubber, Co. Galway

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The well complex is off the main road through Tubber on the border with Co. Clare and is behind some disused agricultural buildings, through two cattle gates, and enclosed with a low stone wall. "Done up" since 2007, the well is landscaped with an easily-walked graveled paths between stations. The well is enclosed in an older circular stone impoundment--the stones of which have now been cemented and is surrounded by gravel. Along one path is a rectangular stone house with domed roof around which the well water flows and in which is a statue of Our Lady. On another path is a cover for officiates at open-air masses and a shrine structure where votives are deposited.

4 Cure

Cures are obtained by praying the rosary on three consecutive visits.

6 Offerings

Unusually shaped stones, silk flower arrangements, religious statues are generally retained when the site is cleaned. These remain on the stone "shrine house." Other votives such as rosary beads and scapulars are left on trees near the well and along the path behind the rectangular shrine with the statue of Our Lady.