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Kilmore Sweat House
 

County

Galway

Coordinates

N 53° 29' 33.24"   W 008° 45' 55.14"

Nearest town

Tuam

Grid Ref.

M 49215 49446

Map No.

46

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

39

Date of visit

Tuesday 23 June 2015

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The holy well and the sweat house in the same field.


In the field next to St. Mary's Carmelite Priory there's a sweathouse and a holy well.
The sweat house is house shaped with a small and low entrance in the north-northeast wall. The interior is just mud and loose stones and it's dark. I haven't seen any opening in the roof.
The entrance to the sweat house almost faces the entrance of the holy well enclosure.
In the same field some calves were grazing their grass and weren't happy at all to have an intruder in their land. They were a bit intimidating, I had to make it quick!


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