Drawing on her own extensive field work, augmented and enhanced with research into ancient history, geology, archaeology and natural history, Edna Whelan shares with us the magic, mystery and sanctity surrounding Holy Wells. There is a certain atmosphere surrounding a Holy Well, particularly the secret ones which are hidden away in our ancient landscape. Here, beside the ageless, ever-running water, it seems that time stands still and the quietness and serenity abiding there seeps into one s heart and soul, bringing a calmness and tranquillity which is surely the cure for debilitating stress and unease. The text is further brought to life with numerous illustrations. A source of knowledge, calm and inspiration from the ancient magical waters.