St. Senan's Well

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St. Senan's Well

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

"The holy well is a part of a larger sacred landscape that begins with a cairn of stones northeast of the well (Senan's Altar) and directly east of the local graveyard [...] It includes a mound, trees, and an important birthstone (Leacht Sheanáin),where the rounds continue." (Houlihan 2015: 110).

4 Cure

"The well is said to help sore eyes and to have offered a remedy against bots, a parasitic infestation in horses, in the past" (Houlihan 2015: 110).

5 Pattern day

The well is visited on the saint's feast day, March 8th.

7 Prayer rounds and stations

The rounds go around the graveyard, mound, and birthstone in the area of the well.

8 Stories

A lake in the area was supposedly miraculously created by Saint Senan.

9 Publications

Houlihan, Michael. 2015. The Holy Wells of County Clare. Castleisland, Co. Kerry: Walsh Colour Print.