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Springs and Holy WellsSite Name: St. Declan's Well
Country: Ireland (Republic of) County: Co. Waterford Type: Holy Well or Sacred Spring
Nearest Town: Ardmore
Map Ref: X191765
Latitude: 51.940823N  Longitude: 7.722992W
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
3 Ambience:
2Not Good
0No data.
5 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
3 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
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St. Declan's Well
St. Declan's Well submitted by jeffrep : Site in Co. Waterford: St. Declan's Well, located on the headland above the monastery and round tower in Ardmore, County Waterford, Ireland. (Vote or comment on this photo)
Holy Well or Sacred Spring in Co. Waterford

St. Declan founded the monastery at Ardmore (Aird Mhór in Irish, meaning "Great Height") prior to the arrival of St. Patrick in Ireland, although there is dispute of the dates usually given for Declan's life (between 350 and 450 CE). Nevertheless, Ardmore is believed to be one of the oldest monasteries in Ireland. Declan converted the people of the Decies, an ancient principality of southern Ireland, to Christianity. St. Declan's Well is located on the headland located above the town of Ardmore where the church and round tower are located. The well served as a Bapistry to the early Christian missionaries.
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