Dublin Core



Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Tobareendowney, King of Sunday

2 Townland, County, GPS

Rathwilladoon, Galway

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

Right off the road, you must climb over a few cattle fences to find this walled compound containing 2 wells and an altar.

4 Cure

There is a small house/altar for "sick persons."

5 Pattern day

Garland Sunday at the end of July is the feast day

7 Prayer rounds and stations

The penitent descends stone steps performing their stations in other parts of the well, and they are supposed to do it barefooted.

8 Stories

There are smooth stones resembling eggs that go back to an ancient fertility cult. The reason people go barefoot is because of an old story where a woman stole another woman's shoes, but was unable to get away with it by divine intervention.

9 Publications

"The Parish of Kilkeedy: a local history compiled by Frank Brew" 1998, Published by Frank Brew, Castlequarter, Tubber, County Clare, ISBN 0 9534788 0 7

10 More

One well flows into another, but it usually goes dry in the summer.