The Rag Well is a small well located in the townland of Knocklucas, on the southern outskirts of the town of Clonmel. The well gives its name to the surrounding area which is generally referred to as the ‘ragwell’. This is not a holy well it is more of a wishing well and there is a long tradition of people coming here and tying rags to a white thorn tree beside the well to make a wish .
While writing my last post on St Patricks well at Marlfield I came across some old photos of the Rag Well in the National Library of Ireland online photographic database. I became very curious about the well, its history, if it had changed or had been refurbished.
So last weekend I paid a visit to the site with my uncle Eddie who…
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