St Dympna’s Well

SAINT DYMPNA’S WELL

Tobar Damhnata

 

Saint Dympna’s well, is in a field beside the old church and grave yard, north of Kildalkey. It has been recognised for generations as a Holy Well but has been recorded as drying up and falling into disrepair over the years.

However the well was restored by local residents in 1999-2000. It is now protected by a stone wall around it.  

A plaque outlining the Legend of St Dympna is on the Graveyard wall nearby

Water from the well has been associated with healing powers for headache and toothache. A procession and sports were held in association with the annual commemoration of St Dympna on May 15th