Home

Who
What
Where
When
Why
Caomhaoin Breac Holy Well
 

County

Meath

Coordinates

N 53° 42' 54.7"   W 007° 04' 09.7"

Nearest town

Oldcastle

Grid Ref.

N 61495 74334

Map No.

42

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

123

Date of visit

Wednesday 25 May 2011

GPS Accuracy (m)

6
Show Google Map              Show Monuments in the area

    
PREVIOUS      NEXT
The well and the rag-tree. The bend on the road is visible right behind the well.


The Caomhaoin Breac holy well, or St. Kevin's holy well, is said to be the well where St. Kevin baptised the first Christian converts of the neighbourhood.
The site was in use in pagan times already, so, as it always happened, this well was Christianised when the first Christian monks came to Ireland. According to some folklore its water has curative powers.
Caomhaoin Breac lived from 529 to 615 AD.
The holy well is on a bend on the country road and it isn't signed on the OS maps. In fact it was a nice surprise after our visit to the nearby graveyard with the petroglyph and the cross slabs.


Browse by Monument Type
Browse by County
Browse by Date of Visit
Browse by Map Number

A-Z List

Clickable Counties
Clickable OS Maps Grid

Find a Map

Multimap

The days before GPS

The Stones in the Movies

Glossary
Links
Guestbook
FAQ

What's NEW?


Search


Site view counter: 7441439

Copyright © 2003-2018 Antonio D'Imperio
All the photos, the graphics and the texts on this website are automatically copyrighted to me under the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works 1886. Any violation of the copyright will be pursued according to the applicable laws.

info@irishstones.org

Powered by AxeCMS/CustomEngine(V0.25.00 build 999) by Sergio "Axeman" Lorenzetti. (C) 2009-2015

counter