Holy Wells

Lecture on the customs, cures and curses of Holy Wells

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Lecture on the customs, cures and curses of Holy Wells

An interesting talk on ‘Holy Wells – Customs, Cures and Curses’ by Tamlyn McHugh is taking place in Mohill Library on Wednesday, December 6 at 7pm.


Visiting holy wells forms part of our culture and heritage and were once places of pilgrimage or pattern days.


They were seen as holy places where people gather to recite prayers and the water in them was believed to be pure and life giving. Many people went to a holy well in order to be granted a cure for various ailments.


Tamlyn McHugh is a Sligo based licensed archaeologist and a member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland.


She has worked as a professional archaeologist in Ireland for 15 years since graduating from University College Cork with a BA in Archaeology and an MA in Methods and Techniques of Archaeological Practice. Tamlyn has a wide variety of archaeological experience working both in the public sector as an archaeologist for Mayo County Council and as a senior archaeologist in the commercial sector.


She is a lecturer in archaeology at St. Angela's College Sligo.


This talk is forming part of the Leitrim County Library programme of events for The Creative Ireland Project 2017 – 2022. To book your place, please telephone (071) 9631360.