St. Michael’s Holy Well 

It’s the time of the year that we remember the Angels and all roads lead to Lixnaw to the healing waters and ambiance of the place.

I love the path down to the well from the roadside. It reminds the pilgrim that I am crossing an ancient threshold.

It was the Norman settlers that brought devotion to Michael the Archangel to this low lying area. Normally Micheal, messenger of God, is associated with high places like Skellig, Roche San Michelle and St. Michael’s in Cornwall.

The statue shows the Archangel slaying the dragon, the sword is the gift of divine awareness within and around us. 

The Well and its environs are beautifully cared for by a hardworking local committee and the inspiration of Fr. Mossie Brick. 

The water has a pure cleansing quality about it.


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