Holywell, County Fermanagh
|Holywell shown within Northern Ireland|
|Population||486 with Belcoo (2001 Census)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Northern Ireland|
Holywell is a small village near Belcoo in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. It is within the townlands of Cavancarragh and Rushin. It had a population (with Belcoo) of 486 in the 2001 Census. It is part of the Fermanagh and Omagh area.
Places of interest
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.
- Ordnance Survey Ireland: Online map viewer (choose "historic" to see townland boundaries)
- NI Neighbourhood Information Service
- Fermanagh Gold
- Culture Northern Ireland
- Holy Well page of Clogher Historical Society/Cumann Seanchais Chlochair website - includes current pilgrimage and contact details
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