St Brigid’s Well, Clare: 1st Feb 2013

A selection of photographs and an audio recording taken today (St Brigid’s Day, 2013) at St Brigd’s Well, Liscannor Clare. There was a steady flow of people visiting the well. A mass was due to be held there at noon, weather permitting; however, it was said in the parish church instead. Most of the visitors took away a bottle of the water, while some engaged some in prayer patterns.  A number of votive offerings were left in the well and rags tied to the trees adjacent to the well and pattern route.

St Brigid's Well, Liscannor, Clare St Brigid's Day 2013

St Brigid’s Well, Liscannor, Clare. The well is located at the rear of an artificial grotto or passage way, which is filled with votive offerings.

A group doing their 'rounds' at the statue.

A group doing their ’rounds’ at the statue.

Crowds gathering by the well, the queue to the well can be seen coming out of the archway.

Crowds gathering by the well, the queue to the well can be seen coming out of the archway.

A woman doing the 'rounds'

A woman doing the ’rounds’

An hay arch (hay wrapped over a metal frame) covers the entrance to the well, it is adorned with St Brigid's Crosses

An hay arch (hay wrapped over a metal frame) covers the entrance to the well, it is adorned with St Brigid’s Crosses

Collecting the holy water

Collecting the holy water

The visit to the well frequently involves a lighting of a candle. This little alcove is adjacent to the well, it's a lovely micro-space.

The visit to the well frequently involves a lighting of a candle. This little alcove is adjacent to the well, it’s a lovely micro-space.

A recording of the water in St Brigid’s Well

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