Wart Well, Foherlagh

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Wart Well, Foherlagh

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Wart Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Wart Well, Foherlagh Townland, County Cork

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The Wart well is a bullaun located on the same boulder as a mass rock. The site sits on private property along the Roaringwater Bay. Near the mass rock and bullaun there are two large standing stones (Clarke, 2018.)

4 Cure

The holy well cures warts.

5 Pattern day

The boulder arrangement saw use as a mass rock, so use of the holy well was likely as unstructured as the ad hoc masses held there.

9 Publications

Bishop, H.J.. “Mass Rock Sites of County Cork” findamassrock.com. Accessed April 1, 2021. https://www.findamassrock.com/cork4

Clarke, Amanda. 2018. “Three Gentlemen, a Yeti & a Medicinal Draught” holywellscorkandkerry.com, November 4. https://holywellscorkandkerry.com/2018/11/04/three-gentlemen-a-yeti-a-medicinal-draught/