Promoting community engagement and restoration of the wells is a crucial undertaking that requires the participation of Community to ensure its success. The restoration of wells has numerous benefits such as improving access to clean water, reducing the incidence of waterborne diseases, promoting environmental sustainability, and enhancing community resilience.
Since 2017, All is Well has been dedicated to cleaning and restoring wells around Ireland to improve access to clean and safe drinking water for communities. The restoration process involves several steps, including assessing the well's condition, cleaning the well to remove debris and contaminants, repairing any damage, and testing the water quality to ensure it meets the required standards. All is Well has a team of dedicated professionals who work tirelessly to carry out these steps to ensure that the wells are restored to their original condition. Through their efforts, All is Well has contributed significantly to the restoration of numerous wells, providing clean water for communities that previously lacked access to safe drinking water.
ALL IS WELL INTERACTIVE WELL MAP
Map available on Donations to Irish Residents
All is Well offers an interactive map of more than 2500 wells, which can be accessed through a donation. The proceeds from these donations are directed towards supporting the Fairy Council of Ireland. This map is a blank canvas for your own journey through the water, providing an opportunity to explore the wells in Ireland. Please note that the map is only available to residents of Ireland.
To receive map, please include your request with your email address and confirmation of where you live in Ireland. The email will let you know where to donate!
HONORING OUR SACRED: HELP CREATE WELL MAP & BOOK
We are excited to announce the launch of our GoFundMe campaign to print a paper well map with 100 holy wells marked and an accompanying book that provides an in-depth discussion of what water is and the methods and understanding of how to restore and care for a well. Our project is compiled by the extensive work of our founder, Saraí Humble, who has been a water worker since 2017 and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the project. The project is also a collaboration with Sean Fitzgerald, who has provided the artwork.
Our project aims to promote the preservation and care of holy wells, which are sacred sites that play an important role in many cultures and religions. The Holy Well map and accompanying book will serve as a valuable resource to people who are interested in learning more about the significance of holy wells and how to care for them.
The "All is Well" project is a comprehensive resource that aims to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being through interacting with some of our most stunning Holy Wells.
By printing a paper map with 100 holy wells marked and an accompanying book. We hope to increase awareness about the importance of holy wells and inspire more people to become Water Caretakers involved in their preservation and care.
Creating such a comprehensive resource requires a significant investment of time and resources. That's why we are reaching out to our community for support. With your help, we can make this project a reality and empower people all over the world to learn more about holy wells and their significance.
Thank you for your support, and we look forward to sharing the "All is Well" project with you soon.
Enabling Community Support for Preservation
SAVE THE BOYNE
Is Míse Boann
20 Mar 2022
The river clean-up along the Boyne was in response to the threat to the Boyne River by Dawn Meats. They are proposing to run a 7km pipeline discharging 400,000lt a day of treated waste into the river. It was held on the 20th of March 2022 and despite having 3 weeks to organise, it was a great success.
It was decided that connecting people to the mythology of the river could inspire them to the preservation of the ecology.
In total 10.9km of the River Boyne was cleaned in a six hour period. After the clean it was noticeable in the improvement in the waters ecology. Wiildlife including otters, herons, mallards and fish were seen returning to the area.
Coinciding there was the film was made over a two day period. Women of the Water filled the role of Boann with lyrical voices of Juli-Anne Hennelly and Shannon Soul Sounds. Saor DePaor provided the poetry behind. These were filmed in each of the collection locations the Ramparts and the Red River Yoga Studio. The film can be watched here.
You can connect in with the Save the Boyne campaign
Pilgrammages that retrace the footprints of our ancestors
SIUL AN CRAIC 2018
Led by the wonderful Sarah Hennelly this 3-month pilgrimage was from Ballinskelligs to Tara. The route followed many of the ancient roads such as the O Sullivans trail. The lore we discovered was the legends of Áine, the goddess of sovereignty. As we pilgrimaged we engaged in the restoration and cleaning of ancient holy wells along the way. Many Sacred sites were visited and gatherings for local projects and those that seek to connect to our landscape were held.
You can watch the video here
SUIL AN CRAIC 2020
The 550-mile pilgrimage from Tory Island to Uisneach in Ireland was a transformative journey that took three months to complete. It followed the story of Lugh.
Lugh's journey was a famous pilgrimage in Irish mythology. He faced many challenges, relied on his skills and allies, and overcame temptations to reach the court of the Tuatha Dé Danann.
His journey highlights the importance of perseverance, faith in oneself, seeking guidance and support, and avoiding distractions. As we traveled we cleaned the holy wells. The final destination was Uisneach, a sacred site in County Westmeath. The journey offered personal growth, spiritual connection, and a deep connection to the land and people of Ireland.
WOLVES FOR THE WOODS
A fundraising pilgrimage to complete the Wicklow way, a total distance of 127km, which was completed in 36 hours. This fundraiser was for people-powered community reforestation.
We were delighted to provide logistical and strategic support. All is well and Emily Dawson cooked over 50 dinners and supplied over 125 liters of water from local wells along the route.
You can watch the journey here
ETERNAL SYMPHONY OF THE WATERS OF IRELAND
The waters of Ireland have long been a source of inspiration and wonder, flowing through the land with an eternal symphony of sound and motion. From the rushing rapids of the Shannon to the gentle trickle of a local stream, the waters of Ireland have played a vital role in shaping the landscape and culture of the country.
The symphony of water can be heard in every corner of Ireland, from the majestic sea cliffs of the Atlantic coast to the tranquil lakes and rivers of the interior. Each body of water has its unique character and rhythm, resonating with the land and people that surround it.
The waters of Ireland have also been a source of healing and spirituality for many centuries, with Holy Wells being a prime example of this cultural connection. These wells, often located in secluded areas, are believed to possess special properties that promote healing and spiritual renewal. Many pilgrims and travelers visit these wells, seeking to connect with the water's healing power and to leave offerings of gratitude.
Overall, the eternal symphony of the waters of Ireland is a fundamental part of the country's natural and cultural heritage. It continues to inspire and connect people to the land, fostering a sense of community and stewardship for this precious resource.
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