St. Kieran's Well

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St. Kieran's Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint


2 Townland, County, GPS

Ballyieragh North, Clear Island, Cork

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

According to Power, the well is a “Holy well On shoreline, covered by tide at high water, 'yet on its receding, the water ... is found perfectly fresh' (Burke 1908, 119). Now modernised, surrounding area reclaimed. Steps down into well; concrete cover and lining. Cross-slab (2602) stands beside well” (Power, 1993: 281).

5 Pattern day

Additionally, Power notes that the well is still venerated; said to have been visited on Saturdays and Sundays and on St Kieran's Day (5 March) (OS Name Books)” (Power 1993: 281).

9 Publications

Power, Denis, et al. 1993. “Archaeological Inventory of County Cork.” Volume 1: West Cork. Stationary Office, Dublin.