Archangel Michael's Well

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Archangel Michael's Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St. Michael's well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Dungeagan, Co. Kerry

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

Stone lined pool covered by a roughly built beehive shaped structure 2.3m in diameter standing 2.8m high. This structure is situated nearby the NW side of the Ballinskeligs Bay.

4 Cure

The cure of this well was believed to just be a general healing water which could cure anything.

5 Pattern day

Religious devotions followed by dancing and celebration were held here on September 29.

6 Offerings

Medals, crosses, beads, buttons, scapulars, nails, and threads were left on the holes of the structure during the pattern day.

10 More

Part of a healing pilgramage.