Healing Wells in Ireland

Holy wells exist in most counties of Ireland, many Christian churches were constructed near pagan wells, and the early Celtic church used them for baptism. The water at many of the wells is believed to have curative powers. Many customs and traditions are associated with the wells. Many holy wells appear to have specialised in the curing of specific diseases, such illness are sometime reflected in the names given to the wells: Tobar na Súl (the Eye Well); Tobar na Plaighe (the Well of the Plague); Tobar na nGealt (the Well of the Insane); Wart Well.

We must not forget nor dismiss the healing powers of the wells of Ireland that have been provided for our use through generations to aid with all illnesses. Generations of people used these wells as their only source of healing with proven results, just speak with your parents or grandparents and find out about the healing benefits yourself. To find out about the history of wells ask local people they will be able to educate you on the details.

If you know of any healing wells that may be of benefit to others, please pass on the details on the well and we will add it below.

Kilranelagh Headstone

Cures:
Headaches
Ritual / Customs & Traditions:
Place your head into the hole 3 times and you must visit the headstone 3 times. You must leave something personal belonging to you at the headstone.
Location:
Kilranelagh, Co. Wicklow – 52 57’7”N 6 37’52”W

Kilranelagh Headstone

St Molua’s Well

Cures:
Skin Conditions
Ritual / Customs & Traditions:
Apply the well water to your skin condition.
Location:
Kinnity, Co. Offaly – 53 1’44”N 7 45’12”W

St Molua's Well

The Seven Blessed Wells of Killeigh

Cures:
Eye ailments
Ritual / Customs & Traditions:
Consult locals for exact details.
Location:
Killeigh, Co. Offaly – 53 12’49”N 7 27’27”W

The Seven Blessed Wells of Killeigh