Inghean Bhaoith's well

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Inghean Bhaoith's well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

The Blessed Well of Inghean Bhaoith

2 Townland, County, GPS

South Commons, Co. Clare

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The well is surrounded by a low dry-stone wall. The well is in the limestone karst landscape of the Burren.

4 Cure

This "well" collects rainwater and offers a cure for warts.

5 Pattern day

Her pattern day in Killinaboy is December 29th, but no one has gathered for this pattern day in ages.

6 Offerings

Offerings include candles, religious statues, and rosary beads.

9 Publications

The Holy Wells of County Clare. 2015
The Cause of Ireland by Liz Curtis. Beyond the Pale Publications. (1994).
Sacred Wells A Study in the History, Meaning, and Mythology of Holy Wells and Waters
by Gary R. Varner. Algora Publishing. (2009). The Rural Poor in Clare before the Great Famine by Anne Mc Mahon. From The Other Clare. (2010). Atlas of the Great Irish Famine. Edited by John Crowley, William J. Smyth and Mike Murphy. Cork University Press. (2012) Wiilim J. Smyth p.187. The Schools' Collection (National Folklore Collection of Ireland ; 1937/38).

10 More

This well is one of 17 dedicated to this Saint.