Category Archives: sacred wells

Neolithic Wooden Wells (Germany)

Willy Tegel et al. Early Neolithic Water Wells Reveal the World’s Oldest Wood Architecture. PLoS ONE 2012. Open access Image:http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0051374 Figure 2. Tree-ring samples and chronologies. (A) Temporal distribution of 147 oak ring width series, indicating the lengths of the … Continue reading

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Tobar Ghobnatan (St. Gobnait’s House, Church, Cemetery, Statue, & Well)

Tobar Ghobnatan * Ballyvourney (a.k.a. Baile Bhuirne), County Cork, Ireland * Named after the Matron Saint of Ballyvourney and sacred Bee-Keeping mistress, Saint Ghobnatan, this site is a holy pilgrimage location and monastic settlement known as “Tobar Ghobnatan”. This is … Continue reading

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Cornwall Witchcraft Excavations 2011

Cornwall Witchcraft Excavations 2011, a set on Flickr. Via Flickr: Assisting with the Saveok Water Archaeology Fieldschool for the summer of 2011. Photos from my time there – June 1st through August 16th, 2011. www.archaeologyonline.org

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Wishing Trees

  Wishing Tree @ Brigid’s Well in Kildare, Ireland   Wishing Trees “Wishing Trees” are very common throughout Ireland, England, and Scotland. They are usually individual trees upon which “folk magic”, “folk spells”, “faerie offerings”, or “prayers” are offered. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Brigid’s Sacred Wells in Kildare, Ireland

  Brigid’s Well #1, the “Wayward Well”, Kildare, Ireland Brighid’s Holy Wells in Kildare * Kildare, Ireland The Goddess or St. Brigid has two holy wells in Kildare? She certainly does. Some say that one of the wells belongs to … Continue reading

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Saveok Water Archaeological Site

  Saveok Mill Archaeological Site Saveok Mill Site Greenbottom, Cornwall, England * http://www.archaeologyonline.org/index.html * A small local farm in Greenbottom, Saveok Mill has placed itself on the archaeological map when resident Jacqui Wood discovered very curious archaeological features in her … Continue reading

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Purification Pools at Saveok

    Saveok Purification Pools: Saveok Mill, Greenbottom, Cornwall, England Located on the small local farm of Saveok Mill called “Saveok Water Archaeological Site”, resident Jacqui Wood discovered very curious archaeological features in her backyard when clearing the ground for … Continue reading

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