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St. James's Holy Well
 

County

Wexford

Coordinates

N 52° 12' 54.6"   W 006° 29' 40.26"

Nearest town

Tomhaggard

Grid Ref.

T 02876 08113

Map No.

77

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

14

Date of visit

Tuesday 5 June 2018

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The well house on the roadside in the village of Tomhaggard.


Along the road that goes through the village of Tomhaggard is a wayside holy well dedicated to St. James.
A small stone well house has been built over the well, and a small statue of the saint has been placed in a niche. The water emerges from the ground and runs along the side of the road to the northeast (45°).

The water from this well is said to have some healing powers, and in the past it was also taken and used for making tea.
In the past people would gather at this well on July 26th.

The name of the village, Tomhaggard, comes from the Irish Tuaim Mosacra, the "Tomb of St. Moshagra", a saint who associated with Glendalough.


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