Holy Wells of Ireland, Scotland and England

One of my favorite things to do on trips to Ireland, Scotland and England is to hunt for local holy wells. These ancient sites were natural springs revered in…
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St. Canice holy well, Kilkenny, Ireland England, Country, Wanderlust, Dublin, Northern Ireland, Church's, Heritage, Images Of Ireland, England And Scotland
St. Canice holy well, Kilkenny, Ireland
Glastonbury's Chalice Well Brittany, Water Features, Stonehenge, Wells, Outdoor, Gardens, Glastonbury Tor, Glastonbury, Countryside
Glastonbury's Chalice Well
An example of a Clootie Well. It is a pagan tradition in Celtic lands for a pilgrim to leave a clootie (i.e. rag) at a sacred well or spring, typically tying it to a nearby tree... Irish, Wicca, Pilgrim, Celtic Traditions, Scots, Celtic Paganism, Ogham, Ancient Ireland
An example of a Clootie Well. It is a pagan tradition in Celtic lands for a pilgrim to leave a clootie (i.e. rag) at a sacred well or spring, typically tying it to a nearby tree...
The holy well of St. Brigid. County Kildare, Ireland Ireland, Monuments, Ireland Irish, County Kildare, British Isles
The holy well of St. Brigid. County Kildare, Ireland
Hill of Tara, Meath, Ireland...The Holy Well at the Hill of Tara. The Hill of Tara was the ancient capital of Ireland, where the High Kings were crowned and probably the most sacred spot to Irish pagans before the arrival of Christianity Destinations, Nature, Galway, Celtic Ireland
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Hill of Tara, Meath, Ireland...The Holy Well at the Hill of Tara. The Hill of Tara was the ancient capital of Ireland, where the High Kings were crowned and probably the most sacred spot to Irish pagans before the arrival of Christianity
Sacred Wells: Brighid's #Well, Kildare, Ireland. Connemara Pony, Sacred Well, Republic Of Ireland, Property
Sacred Wells: Brighid's #Well, Kildare, Ireland.
Sacred Well: Sacred Pool at Brú na Bóinne, County Meath, Ireland. Places, County Meath, Stone, Lugares, Paisajes
Sacred Well: Sacred Pool at Brú na Bóinne, County Meath, Ireland.
Shell Well - Offaly, Ireland Architecture, Windows, Gate, Castle, Beautiful Doors, Woods
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Shell Well - Offaly, Ireland
St Brigid's Well in Kildare, Ireland Garden, Burg, Scenic, Graveyard, Beautiful Places
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St Brigid's Well in Kildare, Ireland
Another of Brighid's Wells in Kildare Scottish Castles, Saints, Ideas, Inspiration, Midlands, Brigid Of Kildare, Old Irish
Another of Brighid's Wells in Kildare
Druid's Well, Fife, Scotland Centre, Glasgow, Inverness, Edinburgh, Druid, Fife Scotland
Druid's Well (Dunino)
Druid's Well, Fife, Scotland
"Tobar" is the Irish word for "well," so if on a quest to hunt one down, anywhere with a name that begins or ends in something like "tubber," such Ballintubber/Baile an Tobair ("the town of the well"), is bound to have one. They are mostly found close to a church or graveyard, providing easy access to holy water. Ireland Travel, Ireland Holiday, Visit Ireland, Sacred Places, Ireland Vacation
How to find an Irish holy well
"Tobar" is the Irish word for "well," so if on a quest to hunt one down, anywhere with a name that begins or ends in something like "tubber," such Ballintubber/Baile an Tobair ("the town of the well"), is bound to have one. They are mostly found close to a church or graveyard, providing easy access to holy water.
Sacred Well:  Sacred Pool at Brú na Bóinne, County Meath, Ireland.
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Sacred Well: Sacred Pool at Brú na Bóinne, County Meath, Ireland.
Temple Cronan is a ruined medieval oratory or chapel built over a holy well in the Burren, County Clare, Ireland Humour, Funny Stuff, Cannabis, Funny Memes, Humor, Honest, 420 Memes, Erin Go Bragh
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Temple Cronan is a ruined medieval oratory or chapel built over a holy well in the Burren, County Clare, Ireland
St. Brigid's Well in Kildare, Ireland
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St. Brigid's Well in Kildare, Ireland
St. Brigid's well in Kildare.
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St. Brigid's well in Kildare.
Shell Well - Offaly, Ireland- I'd like to see if there are any faes hiding behind this wee door ;)
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Shell Well - Offaly, Ireland- I'd like to see if there are any faes hiding behind this wee door ;)
St Colmcille's holy well, Durrow, Co Offaly. Set in a wooded glen, its sacred waters are believed to have curative powers Lady, Tours, County Clare, County, Ireland History
St Colmcille's holy well, Durrow, Co Offaly. Set in a wooded glen, its sacred waters are believed to have curative powers
St. Cleer Holy Well today - in the village of St. Cleer on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, England. Cornwall, Cornwall England, Village, Revere, Landmarks
St. Cleer Holy Well today - in the village of St. Cleer on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, England.
St. Cleer's Well, Cornwall, England.  This well still exists in the village of St. Cleer on Bodmin Moor: "In the village itself is St Cleer holy well, in a beautiful fifteenth-century building; there used to be a total immersion (or 'bowssening') pool here which was used for the attempted cure of the insane." (http://www.cornwall-online.co.uk/caradon/stcleer.htm) Century, Cologne Cathedral
St. Cleer's Well, Cornwall, England. This well still exists in the village of St. Cleer on Bodmin Moor: "In the village itself is St Cleer holy well, in a beautiful fifteenth-century building; there used to be a total immersion (or 'bowssening') pool here which was used for the attempted cure of the insane." (http://www.cornwall-online.co.uk/caradon/stcleer.htm)
St. Dominick's Holy Well, Cornwall, England.  This well can still be visited - it is located in the front garden of Carvedras House in St George's Road, Truro and is approached via stone steps which lead down from street level to the site. Truro, St George's, Saint George, Ancestry
St. Dominick's Holy Well, Cornwall, England. This well can still be visited - it is located in the front garden of Carvedras House in St George's Road, Truro and is approached via stone steps which lead down from street level to the site.
Holy well in the Burren; County Clare, Ireland. Around The World Trips, Ruins, Abandoned Places, Around The Worlds, Cathedrals, Irish Roots
Holy well in the Burren; County Clare, Ireland.
The Holy Wells of Ireland - About 60 years ago, a survey claimed there were as many as 3,000 holy wells in Ireland - more than in any other country in the world. Where once a pagan sacrifice may have taken place, today a bride might look into the waters for good luck - or a cripple might bathe in them, hoping for a cure. The Holy Wells of Ireland - Bridget Haggerty Wales, Celtic, St Brigid
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The Holy Wells of Ireland - About 60 years ago, a survey claimed there were as many as 3,000 holy wells in Ireland - more than in any other country in the world. Where once a pagan sacrifice may have taken place, today a bride might look into the waters for good luck - or a cripple might bathe in them, hoping for a cure. The Holy Wells of Ireland - Bridget Haggerty
Sacred Well: Holy Well of the Holy Cross at Gleninagh, County Clare, Ireland. West, Beautiful Places On Earth, County Clare Ireland, Springs
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Sacred Well: Holy Well of the Holy Cross at Gleninagh, County Clare, Ireland.
Offerings left at St. Brigid's well, Co. Clare, Ireland. Namaste
Ireland's Saintly Women and Their Healing "Holy Wells"
Offerings left at St. Brigid's well, Co. Clare, Ireland.
St. Brigid's Well, County Kildare - Holy Well photo by #PrettyGonzo - #holywells #Eire #Ireland #sacredwells #sacredplaces #stbrigid Locals
St. Brigid's Well, County Kildare - Holy Well photo by #PrettyGonzo - #holywells #Eire #Ireland #sacredwells #sacredplaces #stbrigid
Tober Nault Holy Well, County Sligo, Ireland - photo by PrettyGonzo Jewelry #holywells #sacredwells #wells #sacredplaces #Eire #Ireland Art, County Sligo, Sligo Ireland
Tober Nault Holy Well, County Sligo, Ireland - photo by PrettyGonzo Jewelry #holywells #sacredwells #wells #sacredplaces #Eire #Ireland
St.Stephen's Church, Dublin.  The plaque reads:  "Near here is the reputed site of the well where St Patrick  baptised many of the local inhabitants in fifth century A.D."
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St.Stephen's Church, Dublin. The plaque reads: "Near here is the reputed site of the well where St Patrick baptised many of the local inhabitants in fifth century A.D."
Clooties are offerings tied on to a tree beside a holy well as part of the healing ritual. Gardening, Highlands, Sacred Space, Ancient Tree, Altar
Clooties are offerings tied on to a tree beside a holy well as part of the healing ritual.