March 2018 Please take a moment to review my edit. February 2015 February 2016 August 2019 October 2015 Fife Accommodation In Scotland November 2015 North Coast 500 Clootie wells (also Cloutie or Cloughtie wells) are places of pilgrimage in Celtic areas. Lat / long: 57.552837, -4.272923. In my stories, I mix the real Fairy Glen with a Clootie Well. – hanging from the trees where people have placed them as they made their wishes. It’s fun having read what other people have written. The concept is that you dip a small piece of natural fibre cloth “a cloot”/small piece of clothing in the water and then hang it on a … Usually a well or a spring with a tree beside it, these Clootie Wells go as far back as pre-Christian times when a goddess was said to live in the well. I had read about the Clootie Well, as one of several Celtic places of pilgrimage, whilst researching the NC500. Over the years in Munlochy the collection has grew and it’s now a colourful mish mash of clothes, rags, shoes, scarves, and many other things! Clootie wells are wells or springs, almost always with a tree growing beside them, with an assortment of garments or rags left, often tied to the branches of the trees surrounding the well. This message is updated dynamically through the template {{sourcecheck}} (last update: 15 July 2018). October 2016 The idea is that you dip a cloot, mostly just a strip of cloth from your own clothes, into a sacred well in the middle of the wood, and while it’s wet you tie it around a branch. Please take a moment to review my edit. Clootie wells are not just present in Scotland, however, with examples being known in Cornwall and Ireland. I have just modified one external link on Clootie well. January 2019 The Clootie Well is a rather weird remnant of an ancient tradition once commonly found in Scotland and Ireland, of holy wells to which pilgrims would come and make … Scottish Islands August 2020 These are the only two of such wells in Scotland. New!! Known as a Clootie Well, this is one of several remains of a Celtic tradition that goes back to calling on water spirits for healing. Travel In Scotland. A clootie well is a place of pilgrimage in Celtic areas. But there is a picture here of half of all "clootie wells" known-mentioned, and... Leo 86.83.56.115 (talk) 21:07, 18 November 2018 (UTC), Not sure people know what they're talking about, https://web.archive.org/web/20060623211132/http://www.blackisle.org/clootiewell.htm, https://web.archive.org/web/20061009200520/http://www.dochara.com/tips/ragtree.php, https://web.archive.org/web/20060904063655/http://www.highlanderweb.co.uk/kingrout.htm, http://www.highlanderweb.co.uk/kingrout.htm, https://web.archive.org/web/20060715123052/http://www.finnvalley.ie/places/doon/well.html, http://www.finnvalley.ie/places/doon/well.html, https://web.archive.org/web/20071007145048/http://talk-ireland.com/article.php?sid=434, http://talk-ireland.com/article.php?sid=434, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Clootie_well&oldid=869473558, Start-Class Ireland articles of Low-importance, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with, If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with, Madron = This one's hard to tell, but it's certainly not an ash or hawthorn. Clootie Well - Locations Locations In Scotland, near the villages of North Kessock, Munlochy and Tore one mile west of Munlochy on the A832, is a clootie well at an ancient spring dedicated to Saint Curidan (or Curitan), where rags are still hung on the surrounding bushes and trees. Dundee Edinburgh When one is sick or injured (physically or spiritually), one goes to the clootie well with a strip of cloth. “That'll be twa punds fifty lad.” he added as he placed the brimful glass on the bar counter. Where is Clootie Well? The Clootie Well “Aye, yon Clootie Well is a strange, strange place, is it no?” ventured the barman as he pulled at the beer pump lever, filling a pint glass to a frothing head. Beyond Scotland I made the following changes: Cheers.—InternetArchiveBot (Report bug) 23:45, 25 January 2018 (UTC). Dumfries-and-galloway I have just modified 4 external links on Clootie well. Looks most like the American weedy hybrid, Kilallan= To the left near the cattle fence is a young elderberry, with possibly a young birch growing through it. I made the following changes: When you have finished reviewing my changes, you may follow the instructions on the template below to fix any issues with the URLs. January 2015 The Clootie Well While on one of my walks up Kinnoull Hill I took the wrong turn and, not unlike Dante Alighieri, found myself in an unfamiliar wood. Clootie Strip or piece of cloth, a rag or item of clothing; it can also refer to fabric used in the patching of clothes or the making of proddy rugs (a.k.a. I don’t know how much of the ritual is now traditional and how much is tourists and travellers wanting to join in the fun but it’s a fascinating sight to say the least. The amount of bubble which rose to the surface denoted the number of years before the girls would wed. September 2017 December 2018 March 2019 April 2020 Edinburgh-and-the-lothians This suggests a Celtic Iron Age origin for the tradition, although there are other examples of trees decorated with ribbons and scraps of cloth – such as the Evenki people’s ‘Shaman trees’ far away in Siberia, or Tibetan prayer flags – perhaps suggesting an even earlier shared origin. They are wells or springs and usually have a large tree growing beside them with strips of cloth tied to them as part of the healing process. Traditionally, a piece of cloth is dipped in the water of the holy well, then tied to a branch while a prayer is said to the spirit of the well. The rag or cloot is dipped in the well and tied to a tree in the hope that a sickness or ailment will fade as the rag disintegrates. The evergreens are all non-native, This page was last edited on 18 November 2018, at 21:07. I think perhaps some of the meaning has gone for some, such as those leaving plastic bottles in shoes (highly unlikely to disintegrate!) Driving along the road into Munlochy, on the A832 from Fortrose to Cromarty, the eerie sight will catch your eye. Clootie wells are places of pilgrimage in Celtic areas. September 2016 OS Map for Clootie Well. The cloth is dipped into the well and then used to bathe the area where the injury or illness presents. April 2015 October 2017 Clootie Well is in the parish of Knockbain and the county of Ross and Cromarty.. Perthshire February 2017 If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. The name “Clootie” stems from the Scots word “cloot” which simply means cloth. The site was once a megalithic burial ground, when visiting the tombs people would tie ribbons to the surrounding hawthorn trees. Neither an Isle or black it’s a strange choice of name but it’s not the only thing that’s strange! September 2014 October 2018 August 2015 On top of the ruins-outcrop is a small elderberry with a beech behind it. March 2017 Modern Munlochy benefits not just from its proximity to Inverness, but also from the importance of Munlochy Bay as a breeding area for birds. August 2016 December 2019 The Clootie Well. Scottish Highlands March 2016 May 2019 They are wells or springs, almost always with a tree growing beside them, where strips of cloth or rags have been left, usually tied to the branches of … Cornwall has a few “Cloughtie” wells – Madron Well, Sancreed Well and Alsia Well. Scottish Food And Drink Cheers.—InternetArchiveBot (Report bug) 16:47, 9 August 2017 (UTC). August 2017 I had read about the Clootie Well, as one of several Celtic places of pilgrimage, whilst researching the NC500. Usually a well or a spring with a tree beside it, these Clootie Wells go as far back as pre-Christian times when a goddess was said to live in the well. Grid reference: NH 640 536. July 2015 Clootie wells (also Cloutie or Cloughtie wells) are places of pilgrimage in Celtic areas. September 2018 It seemed a quirky place to visit. And, yes, there is a real Clootie Well, with strips of cloth – in fact whole pieces of clothing! They are wells or springs, almost always with a tree growing beside them, where strips of cloth or rags have been left, usually tied to the branches of the tree as part of a healing ritual. Ireland is also home to Loughcrew Well near Old Castle in County Meath. Inverness Spreading out from a central tree (a clootie tree), branch after branch is filled with colourful rags, some ancient, some obviously new, some with rhythms attached and some tied around the trunk itself. With the arrival of Christianity came the “Saint” and the Clootie Well at Munlochy is dedicated to St Boniface, the Patron Saint of Germany. July 2019 The branches from the left are difficult to identify, may be beech or oak. Clootie well is within the scope of WikiProject Celts, a collaborative effort to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Celts.If you would like to participate, you can edit this article or you can visit the project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks or take part in the discussion.Please Join, Create, and Assess. The carpark is suitable for bus/coach and has a disabled parking bay. Clootie Wells are rare, only really found in Celtic area in Scotland, Ireland and Cornwall. April 2019 Clootie wells are found in Celtic Nations, Scotland, Ireland and Cornwall in England. September 2019 July 2017 Editors have permission to delete these "External links modified" talk page sections if they want to de-clutter talk pages, but see the RfC before doing mass systematic removals. It’s fun having read what other people have written. January 2018 Clootie Well, Munlochy, Scotland (photograph by Davie Conner) In scattered sites around Scotland, England, Ireland, and other places where the pagan roots … November 2019 Scottish Borders Manche Brunnen oder Quellen werden von einem so genannten "Rag-" oder "Wish tree" begleitet, der mit Tuchstreifen oder Lappen, neuerdings auch mit Maskottchen behängt ist. Clootie tree next to St Brigid's Well, Kildare, Ireland. May 2017 December 2014 February 2018 Clootie wells like the one here at Munlochy are found in Celtic places like Cornwall and Ireland and are linked to ancient healing traditions. June 2017 It’s an eerie and strange atmosphere, especially while looking at the old faded rags which had obviously been there for decades. Outlander If you know nothing of this magical place it’ll definitely take you by surprise. The Munlochy Clootie Well is right beside the A832 Fortrose and Cromarty road, the car park is ideal for visiting the well safely. Clootie Wells (auch Cloutie or Cloughtie wells – (deutsch „Lappen- oder Lumpenquellen“)) sind heidnische Kultorte, die primär in den keltischen Gebieten der Britischen Inseln aber auch z. Grid reference: NH 640 536 Lat / long: 57.552837, -4.272923 Fortrose is home to Clootie Well. November 2014 Although people visit the well all year round there are special times for pilgrimage to the well which is always the feast days of the saints, so The Beltane in May, the Imbolic in February, the Lughnasadh in August and the Samhain in November. They are wells or springs, almost always with a tree growing beside them, where strips of cloth or rags have been left, usually tied to the branches of the tree as part of a healing ritual. When visiting in the late summer you’ll be lucky to be greeted … Clootie wells (also Cloutie or Cloughtie wells) are places of pilgrimage in Celtic areas. June 2014 They are wells or springs, almost always with a tree growing beside them, where strips of cloth or rags have been left, usually tied to the branches of the tree as part of a healing ritual. Clootie well. January 2020 No special action is required regarding these talk page notices, other than regular verification using the archive tool instructions below. April 2014, All It’s easy to find and the circular walk is not long at all. The concept is that you dip a small piece of natural fibre cloth “a cloot”/small piece of clothing in the water and then hang it on a … In the heart of Culloden Woods, just a short distance from the Battlefield is a walled Clootie Well known as St Mary’s well. The Clootie Well in Munlochy is a strange and bizarre sight. Upon emerging from a thicket I came across the extraordinary sight of several small saplings whose … November 2016 July 2016 May 2015 On the A832 just to the north of the village is the Clootie Well where pilgrims came (and still come) to leave strips of cloth as offering to cure illness. As well as the Clootie Well in Munlochy there is actually another Clootie Well on the Black Isle, Craigie Well in Avoch, where rag wool and human hair can be found. Castles December 2017 With special healing powers people would arrive at the well hoping that they would be cured. Pozzi Clootie (anche Cloutie o pozzi Cloughtie) sono luoghi di pellegrinaggio in aree celtiche.Sono pozzi o sorgenti, quasi sempre con un albero che cresce accanto a loro, dove sono stati lasciati strisce di stoffa o stracci, normalmente legata ai rami dell'albero come parte di una guarigione rituale.In Scozzese nomenclatura, un " clootie" o "cloot" è una striscia di stoffa o straccio. With special healing powers people would arrive at … December 2015 May 2014 April 2018 "clootie mats"). It’s easy to find and the circular walk is not long at all. Clootie Well, Munlochy, Scotland, a photo by conner395 on Flickr. Bing Maps | Google Maps | Historic maps (NLS) | OpenStreetMap | Ordnance Survey | PastMap | Streetmap | Wikimapia. After parking at the nearby car park (for free) I must have spent at least an hour wandering around. It’s spread out a lot further now than the branches of one tree and looks bizarre amongst the plain jane trees of the surrounding forest. May 2016 15 minutes at most. July 2014 Clootie wells (also Cloutie or Cloughtie wells) are places of pilgrimage in Celtic areas.They are wells or springs, almost always with a tree growing beside them, where strips of cloth or rags have been left, usually tied to the branches of the tree as part of a healing ritual.In Scots nomenclature, a "clootie" or "cloot" is a strip of cloth or rag. I do like though that tourists have began leaving clothes with the dates of their visit written on them, as well as where they have came from, like an unusual take on the visitor book! 15 minutes at most. Afterwards, the cloth is tied to… In the British Isles, there is an old tradition. Train Travel This variation on the wishing well is original to Scotland (clootie = strip of cloth) and is specifically for healing. June 2015 B. auf Zypern (Feigenbaum vor den Agia Solomoni-Katakomben) anzutreffen sind. August 2014 The lush green fields and forests, the quaint villages and the little bays and beaches are what make the Black Isle so loved by locals and visitors. The article states: "The sacred trees at clootie wells are usually hawthorn trees, though ash trees are also common." An ancient tradition at Madron Well involved girls from Penzance walking to the well before sunrise and when they arrived they would tie two grass blades together with a pin and drop it into the well. In Scots nomenclature, a "clootie" or "cloot" is a strip of cloth or rag. : If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. and those leaving luminous yellow work vests. As of February 2018, "External links modified" talk page sections are no longer generated or monitored by InternetArchiveBot. February 2020 Beltane is the anglicised name for the Gaelic May Day festival. January 2017 These were used as charms against sorcery. June 2016 Discover the local area by spending a day checking out some of the local attractions. Best Of Scotland Aberdeen And Grampian October 2014 If you're looking for things to do in the area, you might want to stop in and see Inverness Castle and Culloden Battlefield. September 2015 Clootie wells (also Cloutie or Cloughtie wells) are places of pilgrimage in Celtic areas.They are wells or springs, almost always with a tree growing beside them, where strips of cloth or rags have been left, usually tied to the branches of the tree as part of a healing ritual.In Scots nomenclature, a "clootie" or "cloot" is a strip of cloth or rag. July 2020 May 2018 It seemed a quirky place to visit. Or monitored by InternetArchiveBot: cheers.—internetarchivebot ( Report bug ) 16:47, 9 August 2017 ( UTC.! Tombs people would arrive at the nearby car park is ideal for visiting Well... 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