As you drive up to the Tobar Ghobnatan Statue, Well, Hut, Grave, Church ruins, and yard, you will see on your right a wrought iron archway with the letters spelling “HOLY WELL” along its top. Another sign labels it as the “Tobar Ghobnatan Holy Well”.
Just inside the gate crossing over to the Island with the Church that is known as Gougane Barra resides a stone-enclosed holy well attributed to Saint Finbarr. Some claim this is one of the most potent holy wells in all of Cork known for its healing properties.
In the small town of Marpingen of Saarland, there are two holy wells with extraordinary history. As the village is located between Tholey and St. Wendel which are notable for their religious histories.
his little housed well is called “Ladyswell” and its well house was built in honour of the Virgin Mary. It was a place of pilgrimage until the end of the 19th century and was also the site of the Fair Green of Cashel, a town fair held every March and June for over 1500 years.
In the heart of Malahide sprung forth a natural spring that provided water for residents in this area since prehistoric times. By the historic era, it was well protected and revered as a holy well in addition to being the source of sustenance for the fisherman village. This well is found along the old Main Street in Malahide, which was later called Chapel Street, then Old Street.