St. Senan

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St. Senan

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Saint Senan’s Blessed Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Molougha, Co. Clare

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

Northeast of the well and east of the local graveyard is a cairn of stones.

4 Cure

The well can help cure sore eyes and in the past it was a cure against bots, a parasite infestation of horses.

5 Pattern day

The Saint’s feast day is March 8th, but the well does not have its own pattern day.

6 Offerings

Offerings include religious figurines and floral arrangements.

7 Prayer rounds and stations

For prayer rounds, people walk east along the shore of Senan’s Lough until they return to the well.

9 Publications

Houlihan, Michael. 2015. The Holy Wells of County Clare.