Our Lady's Well/Ladywell

I had wanted to visit this well for quite a while so on a recent trip to County Down we decided to stop here at Ladywell in Dundalk. The well was very easy to locate as it is situated down a trackway leading from the old Dublin Road. I was very disappointed by the condition and lack of atmosphere at this site. Maybe I had anticipated too much for a dull day in March. There is a series of steps leading down into the well house but these were full to the top with the water. The site is surrounded by a railing and modern stations of the cross. A Pattern takes place here on the 15th August, the feast of the assumption, which I presume would be the best time to visit.

Situated: From the M1 south take the Dundalk exit and turn right onto the N52. Then 2.3 kilometres turn left onto Dublin Road (R132). After 1.6k you will see the sign for the well on your right.

Discovery Map 36: J 0477 0611. Last visit March 2013.

Longitude: 6° 24' 8" W

Latitude: 53° 59' 37" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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