Once the holy wells and their importance was explained, I began to see them on a daily basis. Some are well marked; others have a small sign that is easy to miss. The holy well, Tobar Losa or ‘Jesus Well’ does not have a marker from a primary road.
Instead, you need to know that down a lane in the edge of Cahir, with the motorway not far from it, is a small, but frequently visited holy well. It has a nice gate that marks the entrance … And then a small path. The water rises in one section of the well and flows to the other.
Next to the well, was a holly tree or more commonly referred to as a ‘rag tree.’ Tied to the tree were numerous ribbons they people have left behind. This custom is said to date to pre-Christian or pagan times. Behind the well, a stone with two crosses that they believe date to the 7th or 8th century.
Here are the pictures. Note … If you click in the sign, you should be able to read the explanations of the ’rounds; a practice that is still used today.
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