Mothel

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Mothel
Maothail
Village
Mothel is located in Ireland
Mothel
Mothel
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°17′57″N 7°25′10″W / 52.299232°N 7.419468°W / 52.299232; -7.419468Coordinates: 52°17′57″N 7°25′10″W / 52.299232°N 7.419468°W / 52.299232; -7.419468
Country  Ireland
Province Munster
County County Waterford
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)

Mothel (Irish: Maothail, meaning " Soft or Spongy Land") is a small village near the Comeragh Mountains in the northern part of County Waterford, Ireland.[1] The closest centres of population to Mothel are Portlaw and Carrick-on-Suir.

Heritage[edit]

Mothel Abbey was founded in the 6th century by St. Cuan or St. Breoghan.[2] It was refounded for the Augustinians by the Power family in the 13th century. It was closely associated with St. Catherine's Abbey in Waterford.

A Cross Pillar stone, also known as a termon-stone, stands by the roadside in Mothel. The squared sandstone pillar stands four feet high and is inscribed with ornamental crosses.[3]

Traditionally, local people walk through the stream at Mothel holy well seven times on the local Pattern day, known as Lá Chuain Airbhre.

Sport[edit]

Cyclist Sean Kelly grew up in the townland of Curraghduff, approximately 1 km from Mothel.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ordnance Survey Ireland Map Viewer". Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Archaeological Survey Database SMR No WA007-010001". National Monuments Service. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Archaeological Survey Database SMR No WA007-011". National Monuments Service. Retrieved 11 January 2015.