St Batt’s Well

One of the stranger things we found was a sign to “St Batt’s Well” aka “St Bat’s Well” near where my McElligott ancestors lived. So we went back to explore a little today. I read about these wells, they are numerous in Ireland and said to cure all sorts of ailments.

The well straight ahead

Yeah we went ahead and poured water from the well on my knee – with no noticible improvement though…

Trying to learn more about who this St Batt (or Bat) might be I found this student’s essay from 1938.

Nearby field in Coolard where my McElligott ancestors lived

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *