Hill of Tara Landscape : Holy Well


St Patrick's Well, The Hill of Tara.  

Words spoken by Des Maguire 21. 3. 2002

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 Water is a gift from God which flows, freely, underground and eventually appears overground, to cleanse, quench the thirst of man and beast.

Not forgetting the moisture to growth, to our world, all over.  So, St Patrick's well, flowing on the Hill of Tara for centuries.

The High Kings, St. Patrick himself, Daniel O'Connell and thousands of his followers, one must remember they needed water for what use. 

So, thank God, our local community are restoring the well and putting a face on what it used to be. 

And many thanks to all for their co-operation and interest shown and please God we all will see the day, people from far and near, will find an easy walk to this historic well and find an ease, and be proud to taste the water.


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Spring pruning 2013
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 Dessie's tree Summer Solstice 2013 has an abundance of growth and leaves.


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The memorable winter snows of 2010
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Good Friday 29 March 2013

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Spring Equinox March 2014 the hawthorn hedge has been layered


2016 - firstly February Daffodils appear then June's Lady's Mantle prolific as usual

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February 2017 and another pruning of the trees

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and by Samhain the last of the leaves cling on to the 'cloud cut' tops

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 Also in 2017 the trough lost its old gutter pipe and a smart flagged rill guides the water flow into the field trough for the animals

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Page last updated: 1st Nov 2017