Sunday, 11 September 2011

St. Brigid's Well

Today was dull, grey, cloudy and windy 
basicially typical Irish weather
I was feeling sad and teary because of 9/11
so we decided to brave the elements 
and go for a little walk.

Oh dear look at those grey skies!
We didn't want to go too far so headed here
I love this lane and the trees are beautiful
St. Brigid is looking lovely as usual

 This well is reputedly a 'healing well',
one of many in Ireland. 
It is still a popular place of pilgrimage
where healing liturgies are often held. 

The water is crystal clear




The Well is a very spiritual place
and people come here everyday to pray
Here are some of the Stations of the Cross




We stopped, had a moments silence and said a prayer for all those killed on this day 10 years ago in the United States.  
I needed that.
Then we headed for home.
 ♥~❀~♥~❀~♥~❀~

28 comments:

Genie said...

Oh, Fiona.....How I wish I had know about this special place when I made my visits to Ireland. I love my crosses here at the house, but I would have given anything to ave visited this site. It is beautiful and your photos are lovely captures. Yes, today is very sad. It is definitely for reflection. Thank you so much for your nice tribute. genie

frayedattheedge said...

Our weather has been horrible as well -perhaps fitting to this sad anniversary (and on a personal note, yesterday was the 15th anniversary of my Mum's death)
But life goes on, and to look on the bright side... congrats on being in the collage of this week's shadow shot Sunday!!

Desiree said...

What a lovely, tranquil spot, Fiona! Thank you so very much for sharing this special pilgrimage with us on a day no one will forget, since it changed the way we all view the world, forever. I am so glad you felt better after having visited St. Brigid's Well.

Claudia Moser said...

What a wonderful walk, such a beautiful scenary! Thank you for taking us along! We had such heavy rains, autumn is definetely taking charge!

Ellie said...

What a lovely place to visit and reflect.
I've never been over to Ireland although I would love to visit sometime. It's just really over the water.
Thanks for sharing this spot with us.

jabblog said...

Even on a grey day there is beauty to behold. I remember our years in Ireland as . . . mostly wet but very green;-)

Thisisme. said...

What a beautiful, peaceful looking place. Looks very special and such an appropriate place for you to visit today my friend.

Bonnie said...

I am so touched by your sadness remembering 9/11 and your effort to go to a special place to pray for those that lost loved ones in 2001.

I am also touched you would become a follower of my blog. I am very honored. I would like to get to know you too. I have another friend in Ireland Linda@flowersonmytable.blogspot.com

Jill said...

Oh Fiona! Thank you for sharing your beautiful place of solitude and prayer with us. It is so lovely and perfect for today. Thank you for being a friend...not just to me...but to all Americans.

Crafty Gardener said...

What a lovely place to visit.

rainbow said...

Thanks so much for your post today. Inspite of your dull, grey, cloudy and windy day you have given us a bright ray of sunshine. Any time I am sad or down I will pull up this post and be HAPPY. Thank you so much for the photos. YOU HAVE MADE MY DAY!!!

rainbow (Momma Lyn)

andrea said...

This is such a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing. My friend Libby moved to Ireland and lived there for many years before moving to England last year. I hear the weather is always grey, huh? The photography of the well looks enchanting, what a wonderful little place to walk to! It's really worth the distance. andrea @ townandprairie

Leontien said...

It looks like a great day and i love the way you spent it.

Thank you for sharing and i would love to go to Ireland one day... ;-)
Leontien

TARYTERRE said...

The serenity of such a place touches me deeply. You are so lucky to have this sanctuary to renew your spirits.

Barb and Dell said...

Fiona, this is such a beautiful serene spot. Thanks for sharing it.
Barb

geetlee said...

These are beautiful pics. Thank you for sharing your thoughts as well.

'Tsuki said...

Thanks for sharing this walk with us : it was windy, but fun ! I like very much this statue of St Brigitt, and the flowers at her feet make the whole place looks so alive...

My Little Home and Garden said...

I've only visited Ireland once (absolutely gorgeous!) and clearly missed this beautiful site. I loved seeing it through your photos, Fiona. It looks like a soul-satisfying place to visit.
-Karen

Carin said...

Beautiful post Fiona! And I couldn't think of a more fitting place to go.

Cheryl said...

It looks like a beautiful and serenely, peaceful place to visit for healing the soul, the mind and the heart.

Rosebud Collection said...

What a beautiful spot..one I would enjoy..very peaceful and spiritual. Thanks for sharing and you are so right..We will never forget 9/11..such a terrible thing to happen and it is hard to believe hatred can run that deep, to kill innocent people.
Rosebud.

Cheryl said...

You have a lovely blog. I read the entire thing and just loved it. I, too, am a fan of "The Quiet Man". My father resembled John Wayne physically in many ways. They died within six days of each other in June 1979. Weird, huh?

Emille said...

Am glad you went out! doing something active often helps us to not get stuck in our feelings! Love the water pics!

Paige said...

Ireland is Mother Natures favored girl.
Yellow flowers are stunning, like sun
on a stem.
A glorious walk!

Saun said...

Great series.... ;)

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

What a wonderful post!...and what a lovely place to go and pray. Thank you for sharing this with us.

I'm your newest follower and would love for you to follow me.
Have a wonderful day!!

Lisa said...

Oh, you live near that place? That's wonderful! Thanks for sharing the pictures, and for thinking of us.

Susan said...

Such a lovely place to walk through. I'm glad you shared it.

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