St. Fortiarnán’s Holy Well

By admin • April 29th, 2010

St. Fortiarnán’s Holy Well

8. St. Fortiarnán’s Holy Well in the field across the road from thechurch. The well, which has been recently restored, has been visited through thecenturies. According to local history, “there was more than a newspaper could holdof cures of people who came from county Wexford across the mountains”. In thenineteenth century a local woman cleaning the well found a chalice and paten. Theseartefacts date to the late sixteenth century and may have been hidden in penal times bya priest who was celebrating open-air masses nearby.

Open: Daily, daylight hours | Admission: Free | Parking: Limited

Directions to the next site: Continue straight on through a crossroads for 2.8km. Turn left at stop sign and continuefor 6.7km to Borris Village. Turn left at the crossroads in Borris Village and follow R729 New Ross road for 12.3km to the villageof Glynn. Turn right for St. Mullins in the village, passing the church and continue for 7km to reach St. Mullins. Distance 28.8km.

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