St Patrick's Well. (Tober Patrick)

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St Patrick's Well. (Tober Patrick)


John Travers

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St Patrick's Well. (Tober Patrick)

2 Townland, County, GPS

Magherakeel Townland, Killeter Village , Aghyaran. Termonamongan Parish. Co Tyrone. N Ireland

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

"Situated approximately two miles form the village of Killeter is St. Patrick’s Well, Magherakeel in the parish of Aghyaran (Termonamongan) Co. Tyrone. The parish has three holy wells; St. Patick’s Well (Tober Phadraig), St. Davog’s in Croighdenis and Fr. Mc Louighlins Meenard in Slievedoo.

The most popular and well known of these is St. Patricks well in Magherakeel. Some people think these wells were blessed by early saints and therefore continued to be a place of devotion. This well was blessed by St. Patrick himself and legend has it that he stopped here to rest and quench his thirst on his way from Lenten Sacrifice in Lough Derg.

On the 17th March every year bands parade to the well before rosary is recited at 3pm to a large crowd of people. This is a very important date in the parish calendar. Throughout the year people make visits here in search for cures and holy water for the sick. It is very well maintained and a ‘must see’ for those that have not yet paid it a visit."

This is a wonderful description By S Moss.

4 Cure

Unsure at this time.

5 Pattern day

March 17 rosary said at well

6 Offerings

Nowadays coin.

7 Prayer rounds and stations

Unsure at this time.

9 Publications