St Bartholomew’s Holy Well Kinsalebeg, Co Waterford.

Pilgrimage In Medieval Ireland

Yesterday I visited my first pilgrim site of 2013, St Batholomew’s holy well or Tobar Phárthanáin. The well is to be found  in the  parish of Kinsalebeg in Co Waterford, a short distance from the village of Pilltown and a few miles from the town of Youghal.

Location map of Holy well Location map of St Bartholomew’s Holy Well. Image taken from Bing maps.

The well is located in a field of rough pasture on the east side of the Blackwater estuary, close to a cross roads in the townland of  Moord/Mord,  (An Móird/An Magh Ard or  “The High Plain”) about  mile south of Piltown. It’s really hard to find, I was really lucky to meet a local man who despite being in a hurry  brought me to the well.

The well is dedicated to St Bartholomew, who was one of the twelve apostles. The saints   feast day is  on the 24th of August. …

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Published by Jörgen Hartogs

I offer tours in Dutch, Flemish, German and English in Ireland , Wales and Scotland. I also offer walking tours in Adare, Newcastle West, Limerick, Ballingarry, Rathkeale and other towns and cities. I'm a fully qualified, Fáilte Ireland certified, guide and a full ATGI (Association of approved Tour guides of Ireland) and ITGA (Independent Tour Guides of Ireland) member.

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