Well looks swell after volunteers' hard work

RESTORATION COMPLETED AT PLACE OF WORSHIP

Published 21/11/2012|16:49

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The newly installed garden along the walkway to St. Patrick's Well, Kilpatrick, Redcross.

A GROUP of local volunteers are delighted that their hard work has come to a fruitful conclusion with the restoration of St. Patrick's Well at Kilpatrick, Redcross.

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The combined work of Aidan Furlong, Jimmy Doyle, Ciaran Flannery, Sean Burke and landowners Harold and Kenneth Kingston along with the eyecatching stonework by Patsy Doyle ensured that the well was recently brought back to its former glory and is now a beautiful amenity for locals and tourists to come and enjoy.

The well which is believed to have been blessed by St. Patrick was unearthed and cleared of overgrowth by Pasty Doyle from Kilmagig in 1961.

Now in his 80s Patsy was keen to help out with this latest project and repaired some of the stonework by hand.

Thanks to a small heritage grant the volunteers also engraved an information stone documenting the well's history and installed a colourful garden along the walkway which sits in front of the old church site.

A recent group of Dublin tourists were among the first visitors to take a trip to St. Patrick's Well and were very impressed by the finished product.

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