21st August 22- Talk on Mayo Holy Wells Project

21st Aug 22 Holy Well Launch Advert
Mary O'Malley

Join archaeologist Tamlyn McHugh at Kilgeever Holy Well, on Sunday the 21st of August 2pm-4pm. Tamlyn will describe the many fascinating customs and cures associated with Ireland’s holy wells and outline the Mayo Holy Wells Project.

The Mayo Holy Wells Project, includes a survey of holy wells in the county and the collection and compilation of information on the heritage of our holy wells.

Amongst the many interesting archaeological sites of County Mayo are its holy wells. There are 146 holy wells recorded in County Mayo in the Archaeological Survey of Ireland. Mayo’s holy wells can be found in many locations throughout the county, down boreens, up mountains, in bogs, by the seashore and even in our towns and villages. Many of Mayo’s wells are still frequented, with active devotions taking place. However, many more wells are now forgotten; both the location and customs lost from living memory.

The Mayo Holy Wells Project is an initiative of the Mayo Heritage Forum and is an action of the County Mayo Heritage Plan. It is funded by the Heritage Council and Mayo County Council. The project is being delivered by Tamlyn McHugh of Fadó Archaeology on behalf of Mayo County Council Heritage Office

Contact Tamlyn McHugh: Email; info@fadoarchaeology.com Tel; 086-8706529

You can follow the project on Facebook- Mayo Holy Wells Project

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