ME02919 - MOSNEY - Ritual site - holy well

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Located on the foreshore above high water mark and just E of the railway embankment. The well is dedicated to St. Patrick and had a pattern from Julianstown in the nineteenth century (Herity 2001, 52) until 1912 when the last one was held (French 2011, 51). There is a folk tale that St Benignus was baptised by St. Patrick at this well and promptly died (IFC: vol. 685, 193, 262). The well is a natural spring (diam. c. 3m) with a surround of stone slabs and it is situated between two bushes, but there is no evidence of veneration. Compiled by: Michael Moore Date of upload: 10 September, 2018

Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Monument Details

Address:
MOSNEY, Meath
GPS:
53.6597, -6.23008
SMRS:
ME028-063----
what3words:
glared.driveways.canal

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