St Ruadhán’s Well

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St Ruadhán’s Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St Ruadhán’s Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Garranecore, County Cork

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The well has a somewhat brief entry in the Archaeological Inventory: “Located in recess cut into bedrock. Now used for domestic purposes, has lost any religious associations.” It is situated near a bridge called St Ruadhán’s Bridge. The well is on the side of the bridge, which is under a mass of spindly birch trees that makes the area look tricky to get to. The well is enclosed in a large, modern, circular cement pipe. The water is abundant and exceptionally cold and fresh. It looks like it has been used for some sort of domestic purposes.

5 Pattern day

Feast Day is the 15th April. Traditionally, the day the cuckoo is meant to make its first call according to the source: The Dictionary of the Saints of Ireland by Pádraig Ó Riain.

7 Prayer rounds and stations

No prayer rounds are mentioned. However, the path has once been metaled and contains the hallmarks of a Mass Path.

9 Publications

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