St. Brigid's well

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St. Brigid's well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St. Brigid’s Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Ardra, County Cork

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

A path from the top of a hill overlooking Squince Harbor can be followed down to the well. The well is carved in to the hillside and surrounded by stone slabs including one shielding it from the plants and dirt of the hill and some others in front of it meant to be kneeled on. It is said that the well once belonged on Rabbit Island but when the residence stopped paying homage to it, it left and appeared in Squince Harbour where it is still visited. (see Power, Denis (1998) and Amanda Clarke's Blog.

4 Cure

There is no specific cure attributed to the well.

5 Pattern day

The 1st of February

6 Offerings

Offerings are left on stone slabs around the well. Small statues, coins, and pebbles are common offerings at this well. (Clark,

9 Publications

Clarke, Amanda. "Gazetteer." Holy Wells of Cork. Accessed November 2, 2018.
Clarke, Amanda. “No title” Holy Wells of Cork, 18 Apr, 2016.

Power, Denis. 1998. Archeological inventory of County Cork volume 1: West Cork; comprising the Baronies of Bear, Bantry, West Carbery (east & west), East Carbery (east & west), Ibane & Barryroe and Kinalmeaky. Stationery Office. PP 280.