1Rattue, James. The Living Stream: Holy Wells in Historical Context. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK: Boydell, 1995. 10-11.
The initial quotation is from Baker, R., "Holly Wells and Magical Waters in Surrey." 1985. 25.

2Wakeman, William F. M. "On Certain Wells Situate in the North-West of Ireland; With Remarks on the Occurrence of the Croix Grammée, or Swastica, as Found at St. Brigid's Well, near Cliffony, Co. Sligo." The Journal of the Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland Fourth 5.44 (1880): 368-69.

3Farry, Michael. Killoran and Coolaney: a Local History. Trim, Co. Meath (33, Avondale Drive, Trim, Co. Meath): [Michael Farry], 1985. Read online: http://www.michaelfarry.com/files/killoran.pdf
The quote is from the Book of Ballymote, compiled in 1391.



6"The Holy Wells of Ireland." Library Ireland: Irish History and Culture. Web. 27 Apr. 2011. <http://www.libraryireland.com/HealyEssays/Wells2.php>.

7"The Holy Wells of Ireland."
Aligning with a different popular St. Patrick legend, the Tullaghan Hill well was thought to be the home of the last snake to live in Ireland. (Brenneman, Walter L., and Mary G. Brenneman. Crossing the Circle at the Holy Wells of Ireland. Charlottesville: University of Virginia, 1995. 83.)

8"Tullaghan." Ask About Ireland. Web. 27 Apr. 2011. <http://www.askaboutireland.ie/reading-room/environment-geography/physical-landscape/the-wakeman-drawings/tullaghan/>.

9Wakeman 366-67.

10Wilde, Lady Jane Francesca, and W. R. Wilde. Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms & Superstitions of Ireland: with Sketches of the Irish past. London: Chatto & Windus, 1902. 238-39.


12Evans, E. Estyn. Irish Folk Ways. New York: Devin-Adair, 1957. 264.

13Rattue 1-2.

14"At the Hawk's Well" Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 27 Apr. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_the_Hawk's_Well>.

15Yeats, W. B.: "At the Hawk's Well" Selected Plays. London: Penguin Books, 1997. 113-14.