Hill of Tara Landscape : St John's Well

Note: there is NO PUBLIC ACCESS to the well as of June 2018

Discussions are on-going as to whether this can be arranged again in the future.


Celebrated on Midsummer Day - St John's Feast Day - 24th June.

There is a curious legend attached to this well in Warrenstown. It is said that John the Baptist, in the Holy Land, struck a rock with his staff. 

The point of the staff came out at Warrenstown and the spring gushed forth.

st johns well steps

st johns well head

st johns well head 1

st johns well chalybeate

st johns well marta

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st johns well stream st john stream


mandala destruction
st johns well cherry tree1 st johns well cherry

  st johns well cherry tree

st johns well sun symbol on tree

st johns well snail

A sun symbol is formed by shadow patterns on the left side of the montery cypress trunk....


and a yellow snail's shell expresses the golden energy that is often warming this place.


Update 16th May 2018



The removal of the surrounds of St John's Well in Warrenstown and the clearance of much of the site has angered many supporters of the well in the communities of Drumree, Dunsany, and surrounds.   Cllr Noel French, a prominent local historian, said that he felt horrified by the work when he found out about it last week.


Page last updated: 15th Jul 2018