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St. Colmcille's Holy Well
 

County

Meath

Coordinates

N 53° 43' 35.1"   W 006° 53' 16.14"

Nearest town

Kells

Grid Ref.

N 73394 75769

Map No.

42

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

73

Date of visit

Monday 5 June 2017

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The path towards the well.


In Kells there's a hidden treasure, a holy well nested in a nice green area at the end of a 220 metres long path lined with trees on both sides. The external modern world is totally cut out in this spot.
According to the legend this well was formed at a St. Colmcille's command. It seems that this water has healing power.
The area around the well is stone paved and the well itself has a small stone house with a small canal that carries the water away towards southeast (145°).
The water in the well is so clear that it seems there's no water at all, and it's really cold.
At this well a mass is held every year on June 8th to commemorate the death of the saint in 579.


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