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St Mochua's Well

Fergot Road, Derrynoose, Keady, County Armagh, BT60 3DN

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  • St Mochua’s well is located on Fergot Road about half a mile south of Derrynoose Church.
  • Today, it is frequently visited by those with devotion to St Mochua, to bathe in the waters in hope of a cure.
  • St Mochua is said to be powerful in the cure of eye complaints.
  • Pilgrims arrive on three successive evenings after sunset, bathe in the waters and make devotion to the Saint.
  • It is customary to leave some article at the well, generally the piece of cloth used in bathing.


  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Keady.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Portadown.


  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the front of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.

Level Change (Well)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located to the left and right of the well.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

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