Archangel Michael's well, St. Michael's well

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Archangel Michael's well, St. Michael's well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St Michael’s Well, near Kilmichael

2 Townland, County, GPS

Cooldaniel, Co. Cork

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The wellhouse is made from stone, with a white painted cross on top. Three crosses have been cut into the side walls. Steps lead into the well itself, today.

4 Cure


5 Pattern day

September 29

6 Offerings

Visitors live silk flowers, religious statues, rosary beads

8 Stories

Amanda Clarke relaes the following: A Protestant who lived in the district thought  he would have a joke on the Catholics who honoured this well so much so he took some of the water home for household purposes placing some of it in a kettle on a blazing fire to boil. He then awaited the results and was amazed to see that after many hours it was as cold as ever. He was thus compelled to admit there was something supernatural in it

9 Publications

Clarke, Amanda. "Gazetteer." Holy Wells of Cork. Accessed November 31, 2018.

Ronan, S., Egan, U., Byrne, E., Farrelly, J., Manning, C., Moore, F., . . . Walsh, P. (n.d.). Archaeological Inventory of County Cork (Vol. 5). Dublin: The Stationary Office.