Tubrid Holy Well

Today is the start of 2015-04-28 Tubrid Holy Well - photo montageMay, the month known as the month of Mary. As is traditional, many people from near and far join in with their families and friends to come to Tubrid Well to pray the Rosary.

This morning (May 1st) there will be a Rosary and May Day Celebration hosted by our Active Retired Group. The Holy Rosary will be recited there every evening at 8pm this month, and all are welcome.

If you can’t make it to Tubrid, you could visit the new Tubrid Holy Well page. There are lots of nice photos, but it’s always better if you can go to the well and pray there in the tranquil surroundings.

The Rounds: In the month of May each year people travel to the holy well of Tubrid near the town of Millstreet to “do the rounds”. People come to pray the rosary and drink the healing waters. The traditional round dates back into the dimness of history. It consists of three visits to the well any Thursday, Friday or Saturday of May. Say a Rosary each day beginning at the Grotto and continue circling the well. Break the Rosary three times at the Grotto to ask Our Lady for the request. Finish with six Paters, Aves and Gloria’s. The ceremony ends in the drinking of water from the well. Receive Holy Communion the following Sunday.
If visiting only one day – say the fifteen decades on that visit, the six paters etc and recieve Holy Communion on Sunday. In doing the Rounds people always turn sun-wise that is from left to right.


you can read much more about Tubrid in our history page on the shrine


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