Monday, 17 September 2012

Another Brigid's Well

Considering the day that’s in it, for those of you who don’t know Febuary 1st is St. Brigid’s Day. A day when both the Goddess and the christian saint are remembered. So I recently came across yet another well dedicated to Brigid in Kildare right in the middle of Kilcullen, and what a better time to share it than on her very own day.This well is situated to within the Kilcullen ‘Valley Park’, right on the edge of the Liffey. When you enter the park from the rear of the local credit union you are greeted by a nice little walled pond with what could have been mistaken for a decent looking standing stone in the center. Adjacent this is the ‘Spout’ which it is said was the local source of fresh water for the inhabitants of the town from its inception. To find the well I had to follow the trail path to the end of the park. Here some work was done a covered sculpture was erected above the source and a plaque can be found on the adjacent wall. Nothing special struck me about the location, but it is still nice to finds these things in unexpected places.

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