Picturesque Tubrid Well draws crowds
TUBRID WELL has been the place of pilgrimage for hundreds over recent weeks and visits to the picturesque Millstreet location came to a head at the traditional staging of the annual outdoor Mass.
Though a constant flow of young and old convene on Tubrid and its Lourdes grotto to Our Lady throughout the year, it reaches a peak during May for patrons to gather, pray and sample holy water - with confirmation of cures for the handicapped and ill.
The chief celebrant was Canon John Fitzgerald PP while Millstreet Choir and Millstreet Pipe Band maintained a long tradition with Tubrid, attending and delivering a fitting recital.
Tubrid is the second largest well in Britain and Ireland, 40 feet in diameter as an abundance of clear spring water gushes up all seasons of the year from a source that supplies Millstreet town and its hinterland.
Thanks to the efforts of a voluntary committee, significant improvements are hailed by visitors in the provision of a better road service, extra car parking, seating, as well as lighting at the grotto .
Denis and Mary O’Connor from Boherbue joined by Mary Kiely of Donoughmore at the annual Tubrid Well Mass. Photos: John Tarrant
Kathleen and Margaret Coffey at the grotto.
Eileen Twomey, Banteer was at Tubrid Well for the Mass.