St. Colmcille’s Well (Swords, Ireland)

Sord Chomcille Well – St. Colmcille or St. Columb’s WellWell Road, Swords, Irelandhttp://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=24179 This is the infamous holy well that “Swords” was named after. It was here that St. Colmcille came in 560 C.E., remarked of its clear or pure waters (Irish: Sord) and blessed the waters making it a holy well. The water was […]

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St. Werburgh’s Well (Swords, Ireland)

St Werburth’s Well Finlay/Swords/Dublin, Irelandhttp://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=24191 A well found just down the slope from the Kellogg company in Finlay/Swords area of Dublin county. Just besides the Airside retail park in the holy well section. Believed to be a relatively newer designated holy well, it has a Facebook fan page and is named after St. Werburth, a […]

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The Highfield Holy Well (near Swords, Ireland)

Our Lady’s Well / Highfield Well by Highfield House B&BForest Road, Dublin/Feltrim/Fingal/Swords, Irelandhttp://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=24165 As common a name as many across the Irish landscape of “Our Lady’s Well” or simply “Holy Well”, a term given to most holy wells during their Christianization and dedication to the Virgin Mary before being assigned to a given Saint, this […]

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St. Doulagh’s Well (Fingal/Swords, Ireland)

St. Doulagh’s Church and WellFingal, Ireland http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=24157 A brilliant fortified well that is attached to a chapel is St. Doulagh’s well in north Dublin County in Fingal near Malahide and Swords. Originally a Pagan spring/well named Bethesda’s sacred pool, this was yet another glorified takeover by Christianity of Pagan sites and named after Saint Doulagh. […]

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St. Sylvester’s Well (Malahide, Ireland)

St. Sylvester’s WellOld Street (Chapel Street), Malahide, Ireland http://www.technogypsie.com/reviews/?p=24153 http://www.malahideheritage.com/#!sylvesters-well/cidb http://malahideparish.ie/blog/the-history-of-st-sylvesters/ In the heart of Malahide sprung forth a natural spring that provided water for residents in this area since prehistoric times. By historic era, it was well protected and revered also as a holy well in addition to being the source of sustenance for […]

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