St Colman's well

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St Colman's well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Saint Colman Mac Duagh’s Blessed Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Keelhilla, Co. Clare

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The well during an earlier time was surrounded by ferns and greenness until the trees were cut down and the ecosystem changed the climate in the area surrounding the well. The well area itself is still surrounded by trees, but the larger area has been cut down. There are ruined walls from a 7th-century oratory. The Saint’s "Bed" is a limestone cave higher above and behind the well. The site has a bullaun stone covered in moss. The well has a rag tree that is visited by tourists. It is not an original part of the well site (see Houlihan, 2015).

5 Pattern day

Colman’s feast day is celebrated on October 29th.

6 Offerings

Tourists leave offerings on the rag tree.

9 Publications

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


O’Donovan, J. and Curry E. 1839. ‘The Ordnance Survey Letters of Co Clare’,