St. Feichin’s Well

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St. Feichin’s Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St. Feichin’s holy well

2 Townland, County, GPS

The well is on Omey Island near Connemara, Co. Galway.
GPS: 53.534517, -10.172842

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

Access to the well is based on the opening and closing of the sea on the shore of Omey Island. The well itself is on a grassy shore and is encircled by stacked stones about three feet high. At the head of the spring there is a large wooden cross where visitors place their offerings.

4 Cure

The well is known for its general curative properties for a manner of physical ailments

9 Publications

Hoffstot, Darlyn Brewer. “Where Legends Outnumber People.” The New York Times. Aug. 1, 1999.
Photo by Michael Gibbons