St. Colman Mac Duagh"s Blessed Well

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St. Colman Mac Duagh"s Blessed 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

It's under the Eagle's Rock cliffs in Burren National Park. It used to be surrounded by trees that have since been cut down. It's north-east of two other altars for the saint in the same area.

5 Pattern day

While there may be celebrations on 3 February, there are definitely local celebrations on 29 October, the saint's feast day.

6 Offerings

According to Houlihan, "There is a small tree besides the well that contains rags or clooties, which is getting more crowded with paraphernalia from each visiting busload of tourists. Locals attest that this is not an original custom here as the well did not traditionally have a rag tree" (Houlihan 2015, 120).

9 Publications

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