LACKEN WELL

THE LACKEN WELL [I HAD BELIEVED THIS TO BE A HOLY WELL]

Leaca, leacain or leacan in Irish means the side of a hill.

The inscription over the doorway reads “Lacken Well, Altered and Improved, July 1831.” Now in 2021, almost two hundred years later, the structure is in very poor condition which is a pity. There was no evidence of any water.

I am a bit disappointed as I had believed this to be a holy well and there are supposed to be five or six and I have failed to photograph any of them.

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