Carrigatogher Holy Well, Co. Tipperary.

Location – Not far from the N7.  It can be a little tricky to get to because of all the road works which seem to change every time I go by so a map is of little help here but bring it with you.
OS: R 804 767 (map 59)
Longitude: 8° 17' 27.24" W
Latitude: 52° 50' 27.39" N

See map at the bottom of the page.

Description and History – This is a nice little holy well in a bad location.  Nearby roadworks and the N7 spoil the view as does a huge electricity pylon in the next field.  Apart from that it’s a nice spot. The enclosure is quite modern but is not a monstrosity as some modern enclosures can be.  It is a simple concrete enclosure with a cross on top which is built around a small natural well which runs under the road and into the pool. A concrete wall, with a gate, surrounds the whole structure.  The modern enclosure is about a meter in height and is dedicated to St Patrick and is traditionally visited on St Patrick’s Day and on Saturdays when the water is said to have healing powers.

Difficulty – Plenty of places to park.  It can get flooded after a heavy rain fall.

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There is a nicely made path leading to the well. No trekking across fields for this one.

After a heavy rainfall the water flows quite rapidly to the well by the side of the path.

It does, however, get quite flooded around the well.

We couldn't even get to the well because of the flooding.

This was as close as we could get.

The interior of the well.

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