St Ruadhán's Well, Courtaparteen

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St Ruadhán's Well, Courtaparteen

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St. Ruadhán’s Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Courtaparteen, Cork County

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The well is tucked into a field boundary and has a semi-circular basin full of fresh, clean water. The concave stone wall contains a slabbed shelf that is full of offerings.

4 Cure

The water is meant to be good for sore eyes and warts.

5 Pattern day

The Feast day of St Ruadhán (his name can be spelt in many different ways) is the 15th April.

6 Offerings

There are white pebbles, a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a white rag hanging above the well, and a crucifix rests on stones just below the shelf.

9 Publications

Clarke, Amanda. "Gazetteer." Holy Wells of Cork. Accessed November 4th, 2018.