St. Dominic’s Wishing Well

Holy wells were places of pilgrimage in Ireland both in pre-Christian times and subsequently adopted into use for the same purpose following the advent of Christianity. As St. Dominic’s Abbey, a 13th century Dominican Friary, is situated literally straight across the road from Cashel Folk Village, you have the reason for the name of the well on this site. St. Dominic’s followers were sometimes referred to as The Wishing Wellers, and old folklore has it that if you stand with your back to this well, toss a coin over your left shoulder and turn around three times whilst making a wish, then that wish will come true, but only if you never tell anyone else what you have wished for.

Visit St. Dominic’s Wishing Well at Cashel Folk Village.
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