St Berrihert’s Well

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St Berrihert’s Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St Berrihert’s Well
This well is dedicated to St Berrihert but, according to Amanda Clark, the Blessed Virgin Mary may be the patron. (Clark,

2 Townland, County, GPS

Sleveen East, County Cork

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The well is set back from a busy road, a white metal gate with the blue letters BVM (for Blessed Virgin Mary) marks where to enter to find the path to the well. “The wellhouse is an unusual structure . An arched stone building protects the well, whilst above it a rectangular building made of stone and bricks sits on top, complete with niche and glass-protected statue of the BVM.” The well itself is a semicircle and has slabs of stone placed around it where offerings are left. Plaques are placed near the well with information for the visitor to read. (Clark,

4 Cure

This well has no specific cure.

5 Pattern day

8th of September, the rosary is said here on that date

6 Offerings

Offerings such as candles and small statues are left at the well.

7 Prayer rounds and stations

“Rounds are traditionally made on Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday” (Clark,

9 Publications

Clarke, Amanda. "Gazetteer." Holy Wells of Cork. Accessed November 2, 2018.
Clarke, Amanda. “No title” Holy Wells of Cork, 18 Nov, 2016.
Power, Denis. 1998. Archeological inventory of County Cork volume 3: Mid Cork; comprising the Baronies of East Muskerry, West Muskerry, and Barretts. Stationery Office. PP 328.