The Well of St. Bridget rises on the slope of Mount Bridget, which rises abruptly from the Moanroe, about two miles from Churchtown. Canon J.F. Lynch, late Church of Ireland rector of Caherconlish, and a native of the Mallow district, visited Churchtown in 1905. Canon Lynch was a noted historian and antiquarian. In his writings Canon Lynch states, “at this sacred place I met a woman named Mrs. O’Sullivan”. Mrs O’Sullivan told Canon Lynch that she had a son who when four years old, suffered from lung and kidney disease. The young lad with his father did the rounds with and drank the water mixed with milk. When Canon Lynch visited Biddy’s Tree he met that young lad who was growing up to be a strong and healthy young man.
For further details about our Holy Well contact Mrs Hannah Carey, Ballindillanig, Churchtown, Mallow, Co Cork.