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Calliaghstown Well
Native name
Irish: Tobar Cholm Cille
St. Columbkille's Well
Type holy well
Location Calliaghstown, Julianstown, County Meath
Elevation 28 m (92 ft)
National Monument of Ireland
Official name: Calliaghstown Well
Reference no. 637

Calliaghstown Well, also called St. Columbkille's Well, is a holy well and National Monument located in County Meath, Ireland.

Location

Calliaghstown Well is located beside a road just off the R150, 4.5 km (2.8 mi) south of Drogheda and the River Boyne and 5 km (3.1 mi) west of Julianstown.

History and description

The well was a traditional site of pilgrimage for locals, and a pattern took place there each year on 9 June. A statue, erected perhaps in the mid-18th century, is called St Colm Cille, although with a mantle and crown it does not resemble traditional depictions of Columba/Colm Cille, who is usually depicted in a monk's habit (although he was of a royal family).

The statue is 1 m (3 ft 3 in) tall and composed of oolitic limestone, similar to Bath stone.

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