private personal irish tours ireland - St Brigids Well Clare

St. Brigid’s well differs from the other Wells in Ireland in a number of ways. It is one of the oldest wells rumored to have healing powers and the running sound of the water is audible. It is housed in an open stone house or grotto that serves as a gateway to the ancient cemetery on the hill above it, accessible through steep paths and old stairs. The graveyard is the final resting place of several mythical kings and clan leaders of Ireland. Some still celebrate Brigid’s roots by spending the pagan holiday of Lughnasadh in the circular sanctuary of this well. The natural beauty and the mysterious pull of this site make it special in a land known for its roadside shrines and mysticism.

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