St. Senan's Well

Dublin Core


St. Senan's Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St. Senan's

2 Townland, County, GPS

Scattery Island, Co. Clare

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

"Lying at the mouth of the Shannon, associated with the much revered Senan, containing ancient church, an intact round tower and a long ecclesiastical history, Scattery Island was 'one of the most celebrated places of religious resort during the earlier ages of Christianity in Ireland,'" (Houlihan 2015: 65).

5 Pattern day

"...a pattern in honour of St. Senan, usually on Easter Monday of each year (his feast day is the 8th of March)" (Houlihan 2015: 65).

7 Prayer rounds and stations

Many pilgrims do the rounds for the well on their bare knees (Houlihan 2015: 65).

8 Stories

"Westropp tells that the, 'The Scattery Pattern was held at the beginning of March, and celebrated St. Senan's victory over the 'Cata' monster'" (Houlihan 2015: 65).

9 Publications

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