Sunday's Well

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Title

Sunday's Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Sundays Well, Tobereendoney, (Corrin). Dedicated to the King of Sunday

2 Townland, County, GPS

Corrin, Co. Cork

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

In 1849 this well was described as: a beautiful limpid fountain, open and uncovered, save by three large old whitethorns one of which was thickly endowed with votive rags. It is called Sunday’s Well and rounds are performed at it every Sunday morning’. (Windele, 1898)

However, by the time the Archaeological Inventory team visited it in 2009 it was described as an: overgrown depression contains stagnant water.”

Amanda Clarke noted in her holy well blog that her hopes for the well were not high when her "GPS lead me to an industrial looking area almost underneath the motorway... I was also delighted to see the well – a distinct circle in an otherwise flat and ploughed field. . . . On closer inspection, the well was obviously recently constructed with no sign of any pool, limpid or stagnant. Instead the stone walling went several metres underground. The well was dry but nicely if plainly constructed.” (Clarke, 2018, https://holywellscorkandkerry.com/2018/10/15/motorway-madness-9-possible-wells-off-the-m8/)

9 Publications

Clarke, 2018, https://holywellscorkandkerry.com/2018/10/15/motorway-madness-9-possible-wells-off-the-m8/

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