St. Flannan

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St. Flannan

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Saint Flannan’s Blessed Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Drumanure, Co. Clare

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

In a wooded area with a stone that is said to show the saint’s footprint. It also has an ash tree known locally as ‘The unusual tree’ and the saint's "stone bed." The well is protected by a well house.

4 Cure

The stone bed is where people lie down for a cure for backache. The well water is said to cure arthritis and headaches.

5 Pattern day

St. Flannan’s feast day is celebrated at the well on December 18th.

6 Offerings

Offerings include homemade shrines attached to trees at the site. The well house is ornamented with candles, lamps, religious gifts, and statues.

9 Publications

The Holy Wells of County Clare. 2015