Information about St. Augustine's Holy Well

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
St. Augustine's Holy Well
Irish Form of Name:
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
St. Augustine's Holy Well
Saint Augustine's Holy Well The Examiner J. Scally, C.A.
There is a pattern held at this well annually on the 28th of August.
This well is situated in the S. S. East corner of Abbey Park townland is about 20 chains S. S. East of the old Abbey. This also situated in the Barony of Cloonmacnoon.
Information from the Ordnance Survey Letters:
The Ordnance Survey Letters are letters between John O'Donovan and his supervisor, Thomas Larcom, regarding the work of compiling the Field Books. These letters provide further discussion on many of the places listed in the Field Books.
References to this place can be found in the following letter.
  • Volume 1 page 645 to page 646

Townland Information

What is a townland?:
A townland is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion of 1169
St. Augustine's Holy Well is in Abbey Park townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Below is a link to the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website. It displays the original OS map that was created in the 1840s.
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St. Augustine's Holy Well
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
This link brings you to a website wherein you will have to search for your townland.
Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service