St Mughain’s well

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St Mughain’s well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St Mughain’s Well/Smith’s Well, Sherkin Island

2 Townland, County, GPS

Kilmoon, Co. Cork

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

quite overgrown now

4 Cure


5 Pattern day

December 15

6 Offerings

rosary bead, flowers, pieces of rag

8 Stories

If a bird is heard singing when any person suffering from a disease is praying there, it is considered a very good sign of being cured. It is said the old well takes its name (Tobar na Gabha – well of the blacksmith) from an old smith who was supposed to live nearby in former times. (Clarke)

9 Publications

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