St. Flannan

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St. Flannan

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St. Flannan

2 Townland, County, GPS

Errislannan, Co. Galway (near Clifden in Connemara)

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

stone surround and lining with steps to the well. Located on the edge of Lough Nakilla to the right of the gate for the burial ground and medieval ruin of a church dedicated to St. Flannan

5 Pattern day

18 December, formerly a gathering for prayers

6 Offerings

coins, rosaries, and religious medals

7 Prayer rounds and stations

The Archaeological Inventory of County Galway Vol. I – West Galway mentions a boulder, known as St Flannan’s Bed, lies c. 100m E of the graveyard --and a local man aged 86 said it was once part of the rounds.

9 Publications

Gosling, Paul. 1993. Archaeological Inventory of County Galway, Vol. 1: West Galway. Dublin:
Stationery Office.