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Fontaines de dévotion | www.les-oratoires.asso.fr

Fontaines de dévotion | www.les-oratoires.asso.fr

Three of the most beautiful holy wells in Cornwall are the Well of St Clether in the parish of St Clether in North Cornwall, the Well of St Keyne, and Dupath Holy Well.

Three of the most beautiful holy wells in Cornwall are the Well of St Clether in the parish of St Clether in North Cornwall, the Well of St Keyne, and Dupath Holy Well.

Three of the most beautiful Holy Wells in Cornwall are the Well of St Clether in the parish of St Clether in North Cornwall, the Well of St Keyne and Dupath Holy Well.

Three of the most beautiful Holy Wells in Cornwall are the Well of St Clether in the parish of St Clether in North Cornwall, the Well of St Keyne and Dupath Holy Well.

Holy Wells of England: Chapel Downs Holy Well, Sancreed, Cornwall

Holy Wells of England: Chapel Downs Holy Well, Sancreed, Cornwall

Holy well in the Burren; County Clare, Ireland. Been in it hundreds of times as a child!

Holy well in the Burren; County Clare, Ireland. Been in it hundreds of times as a child!

The Secret Holy Well Of Menacuddle, Cornwall And The Druid's Chair

The Secret Holy Well Of Menacuddle, Cornwall And The Druid's Chair

A SACRED TREE was known as a “bile” [bʲilʲə] in Old Irish.  It was often a sacred tree, of great age, growing over a holy well or fort. Five of them are described in the Dindsenchas, and one was an oak, which not only yielded acorns, but nuts and apples.

A SACRED TREE was known as a “bile” [bʲilʲə] in Old Irish. It was often a sacred tree, of great age, growing over a holy well or fort. Five of them are described in the Dindsenchas, and one was an oak, which not only yielded acorns, but nuts and apples.

Hill of Tara, Meath, Ireland...The Holy Well at the Hill of Tara. The Hill of Tara was the ancient capital of Ireland, where the High Kings were crowned and probably the most sacred spot to Irish pagans before the arrival of Christianity

Hill of Tara, Meath, Ireland...The Holy Well at the Hill of Tara. The Hill of Tara was the ancient capital of Ireland, where the High Kings were crowned and probably the most sacred spot to Irish pagans before the arrival of Christianity

A couple of miles north of Penzance, and at the end of a winding muddy path, Madron Holy Well is thought to date from pre-Christian times and is still visited by passers-by. The well is easy to find, with signposts and more traditional 'clouties' - pieces of rag tied to the tree according to traditional custom at healing wells.

A couple of miles north of Penzance, and at the end of a winding muddy path, Madron Holy Well is thought to date from pre-Christian times and is still visited by passers-by. The well is easy to find, with signposts and more traditional 'clouties' - pieces of rag tied to the tree according to traditional custom at healing wells.

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