Many traditions are connected with Fr. Moores Well and some say the site was a place of holiness even before Fr. Moore's time, having associations with St. Brigid.. It is reputed that the well was known as a Black Well where mass was said during the sixteenth century.
Lord Edward Fitzgerald has written of Fr. Moore and states that the priest was known to have healing powers. Fr. Moore blessed the well, so that after his death, those who believed might still be cured.
A parish priest Fr. P. MacSuibhne, published prayers traditionally recited when making visit to the well. The protocol of a visit is as follows:
- Visits are usually made on a Friday or Sunday. - A decade of the rosary is recited. - Prayers are said for Fr. Moore, his parents and then ones own intentions. - One may bathe with the blessed water of the well to cure afflicted parts of the body. - Finally, three Hail Marys are to be recited. (A total of three visits should be made, including communion and confession.).
Fr. Moore is buried at the west end of the chapel ruins at Allen.