Holywell, County Fermanagh

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Holywell
  • Irish: Dabhach Phádraig
Holywell is located in Northern Ireland
Holywell
Holywell
Holywell shown within Northern Ireland
Population 486 with Belcoo (2001 Census)
District
County
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ENNISKILLEN
Postcode district BT93
Dialling code 028
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament
NI Assembly
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
Fermanagh
54°18′21″N 7°53′08″W / 54.305942°N 7.885427°W / 54.305942; -7.885427Coordinates: 54°18′21″N 7°53′08″W / 54.305942°N 7.885427°W / 54.305942; -7.885427

Holywell is a small village near Belcoo in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. It is within the townlands of Cavancarragh and Rushin.[1] It had a population (with Belcoo) of 486 in the 2001 Census. It is part of the Fermanagh and Omagh area.

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Templerushin Church at Holywell has a little window in the wall of the church known as the leper window, where those with this illness could look in to observe Mass but could not attend.

Near to the church there is a large spring, this is the Holy well after which the village has been named. This well, like many other religious sites in Ireland, is linked with Saint Patrick. There are two streams exiting the well, each flowing in a different direction. This water is reputed to be the coldest in Ireland. The Legion of Mary see to the upkeep of the Holywell, a place of pilgrimage for many local people who perform penitential stations during the old period of Lughnasa from the last weekend in July until August 15.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey Ireland: Online map viewer (choose "historic" to see townland boundaries)