Co. Kildare Holy Wells Survey

There are over seventy known holy wells in County Kildare, but there may be more.

The Heritage Officer of Kildare County Council would like to hear from anyone who knows of a well, its history, cures, traditions, pattern days and location.

Any information received will be added to the Kildare Holy Wells database, which will result in a publication and an easily accessible digital map on Heritage Maps.

The Kildare Wells Project is led by Heritage Officer Bridget Loughlin of Kildare County Council. The project is funded by the Heritage Council under the County Heritage Plan Fund and is in cooperation with the Kildare Library Service and Archaeology Plan.

The online survey will close on 30th September 2021. If you have any questions or comments about the survey or further information about the wells please email us at

Your help is greatly appreciated and invaluable in preserving Kildare’s past for future generations.

To take part in the survey please go to: