St. Finian's Well

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St. Finian's Well


Ellen Harrington

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Kenmare Graveyard Well, St Finian

2 Townland, County, GPS

The well is in the Old Graveyard in Kenmare town, Co Kerry.

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

This well is on the shore below the graveyard and is dedicated to the 7th century St Finian.

4 Cure

The "cure" it has is for healing sore or infected eyes. A person puts some of the water on the affected eye or eyes and leaves it there for a certain amount of time and their eyes will be healed.

6 Offerings

Shells, rosary beads, rags, and small pebbles. A slate has been left on top of the well structure so that visitors may etch a cross in that rather than on the stones that form the impoundment/shelter.