The raising the Flag at St Patrick’s Well on the morning of the 17th is the signal which starts the days religious and social celebration of our national saint. St Patrick’s well is not for the faint hearted at 8am in the morning with its 63 steps down and the same back up.
The unique location of this very special place with its crystal clear waters, sixth century cross and the ambience of the lovely glen make it one of the most visited places in Munster. The ceremony of prayer and raising the flag’s is always well attended.
This year our special guests were the Mayor of Reading UK his excellency Muhamad Ayub, former mayor Bet Tickner, Mayor of Clonmel Borough District, Andy Moloney, Chairman of Cumann Tobar Naomh Padraig, Hubert Burke Cllr Richie Molloy, Cllr Pat English, Cllr Michael Murphy, Borough District Manager Paul Murray and Carol Creighton, Co Council special events organiser.
Fr Billy Meehan led prayers and reminded all present of the special place in their hearts and memories of St Patrick’s Well. It was a very impressive ceremony in the cool morning air and set the tone for an excellent day of celebration.