St. Canice's Well St. Kenny's well

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St. Canice's Well St. Kenny's well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Saint Kenny’s Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Kilkenny City, Kilkenny

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The well is located at the bottom of a steep bank near a busy road. A stream runs into the gully which feeds the well its water. A small church like structure is covers the well and allows the visitor to have a seat on a bench. The well is marked by a sign reading “Kenny’s Well” which is the colloquial scottish name for St. Canice. ("Adomnán," The Parish’s website advises boiling the water from the well before consuming it as a safety precaution. (

4 Cure

No specific cure is associated with this well, but the water is also said to grant protection to travelers.

5 Pattern day

The 11th of October and the 14th of August. Mass is held at the well on the 14th of August every year.

9 Publications

Adomnán. "Holy Well." Saint Canice's Well, Kilkenny. September 04, 2011. Accessed November 04, 2018.

"St. Canice's Parish." St Canices Parish ICal. Accessed November 04, 2018.