Saint Tighernagh(Tierney)'s Holy Well

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Saint Tighernagh(Tierney)'s Holy Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Saint Tighernagh(Tierney)'s Holy Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Kiltierney, which is in the Electoral Division of Milltown, in Civil Parish of Magheraculmoney, in the Barony of Lurg, in the County of Fermanagh --also called Deerpark

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

Was the site of Kiltierney Abbey/Monastery (now in ruins), evidence of old slab graves and carns dotted around. There is also a stone circle.

5 Pattern day

customary to visit on both May 1st and Nov. 1st (Magee, 1987)

8 Stories

Knee imprints of St. Patrick on a bullaun stone (see Wakeman Vol. III, 1875, p. 468 in The Journal of the Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland)

9 Publications

See Kiltierney and Its Associations with Saint Patrick
Author(s): Patrick Magee
Source: Clogher Record, Vol. 12, No. 3 (1987), p. 393
Published by: Clogher Historical Society

See also:
Cunningham, J.B. 1983. "William Starrat Surveyor-Philomath" in Clogher Record pp. 219-223 (for information on Kiltierney and its pilgrimage)