Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture and Tuam Tidy Towns present Circle of Wells.
Circle of Wells celebrates our deep spiritual and cultural relationship with ancient and Holy wells and sense of place. Building on the work and activities done around the Abbey Trinity Well in Tuam in recent years, the project explores the history, heritage, folklore, and rituals associated with this and other wells in the wider locality. The project re-positions ancient wells at the centre of the community as a source of physical and spiritual wellbeing and poses important and challenging questions about our current relationship with water and the environment.
Artistic Team: Jennifer Cunningham, Midie Corcoran, Tim Acheson, Jane Cassidy
The project involves a series of interviews conducted by Midie Corcoran after extensive research. These dialogues were edited into a short film by Jennifer Cunningham and include contributions from Sr. Agnes Curley, Dr. Tony Claffey, Jarlath Canney, John Cahill, Pat O Hora, and Jojo Hynes. The original score on the film was composed by Jane Cassidy.
Complimenting the above are a series of distinctive and specific drawings from Jennifer exploring the unique place these wells hold in our society.A selection of wells from the Archdiocese of Tuam are featured in the Circle of Wells short film– St Bennans Well Kilbannon, St Bridgets Well Creevaghbaun, Abbeytrinity well Tuam, St Patricks Well, Mamean and St Bernards Well Knockroe.
Galway 2020 would like to thank Tuam Tidy Towns, the Artistic Team, Fr. Brian Grogan of Loving Sister Earth group and all of the people who contributed to this special project.
Circle of Wells Short Film
Watch this short film about the history, folklore and stories associated with and number of local wells with contributions from Sr. Agnes Curley, Dr. Tony Claffey, Jarlath Canney, John Cahill, Pat O Hora, and Jojo Hynes.
The original score on the film was composed by Jane Cassidy
Drawings from Artist Jennifer Cunningham
Browse this series of distinctive drawings from Artist Jennifer Cunningham exploring the unique place these wells hold in our society.