Annual Walk to Lady's Well Ballymanus Upper Carrick Mountain

Photo:Lady's Well

Lady's Well

Rosaleen Durkin

Sunday August 13th 2017 6pm Moneystown Community Hall

By Rosaleen Durkin

The Annual Pattern Day walk from Moneystown Community Centre to Lady's Well Ballymanus Upper on Carrick Mountain will talk place on Sunday 13th August leaving Moneystown Community Hall at 6pm.

The route is five and a half miles in total with return to Moneystown at about 9pm .The walk is along the main road and then on Coillte roads.The well is beside a roadway in the forestry.

Lady's Well is an ancient holy well that is marked on the Neville Maps of Wicklow in 1760 as an important site. The well was rediscovered in 2013 and there has been an annual walk every year on or close to the original Pattern Day of August 15th. There will be a short talk on the history of holy wells and other relevant local history stories.

A reasonable level of fitness is required.Good walking shoes required.NO DOGS ALLOWED.Older children are welcome accompanied by adults.You are responsible for your own safety and all walking is on public roadways.Please bring water and snacks and midge repellent.

If you want to read a poem, sing a song or play some music please feel free to join in as music singing dancing were all part of the pattern day traditions in the past.

Any queries contact Rosaleen at rosaleendurkin8@gmail.com 

This page was added by Rosaleen Durkin on 11/07/2016.

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