St. John's Well

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St. John's Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St. John's Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Killone, Co. Clare

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The well is beside an Augustinian nunnery and near Killone Lake. It is well maintained and surrounded by a garden of sorts with a bench and large, painted crucifix (Houlihan 2015: 68).

5 Pattern day

June 23, Saint John's Eve/Midsummer's Eve. People used to light fires around the well and have a festival on the pattern day (Houlihan 2015: 67).

8 Stories

"The folklore links the origin of the well to 1190 when a blind man heard a voice telling him to remove his footwear and walk around the well three times. This he did and his sight was restored" (Houlihan 2015: 66).

9 Publications

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