Tommy Weir

 Photography

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    St. Connell's Well is a hidden holy well at a remote spot on the edge of Lough Gill, it's off the road and down the end of a gated lane.

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    It was unpreposessing at first glance. Some careful placements became slowly visible as I explored the site.

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    My viewfinder was set to monochome so I didn't actually notice the Brigid's Cross in the near ground until I was back in the studio.

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    Around the back of the well, in a large Yew tree which is unusual in itself, many separate items were very carefully placed.

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    As well as the various cloth ties and tied grasses common at holy wells.

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    I particularly responded to this, it felt like some care went into this placement.

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    But this was the most unusual I've seen at any holy well. I felt somehow the pipe and stick were balanced at separate times.

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