St. Patrick’s Holy Well – Belcoo

Places to See | Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.

Holywell is a small village near Belcoo in County Fermanagh. In it there is a large spring, this is the Holy well after which the village has been named.

This well, like many other religious and historic sites in Ireland, is linked with Saint Patrick. The well measures about forty feet by twenty feet and flows off into two streams, each flowing in a different direction. The estimated yield of water is 600 gallons per minute.

This water is reputed to be the coldest in Ireland. It is a place of pilgrimage for many local people who perform penitential stations during the old period of Lughnasa from the last weekend in July until August 15. Lughnasa celebrates the beginning of the harvesting of the crops, corn in earlier times and later potatoes. This is one of the more unique places to see in Co Fermanagh.

Address: Holywell, Belcoo, Co. Fermanagh

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