Gazetteer

The Gazetteer will be continually added to as wells are located. I have sorted wells into rough geographical locations: Cork City; West Cork, East Cork and North Cork. There doesn’t seem to be a South Cork! I have listed wells alphabetically, giving the English name first, followed by the Irish name if it has one. Please note spellings can vary enormously as Gaeilge!  I have included basic information about each well including giving the Sites and Monuments Record number (SMR) if it has one. Use the SMR to find basic information about individual wells, including a map, on the Archaeological Survey of Ireland website.

Please note that whilst many wells are accessible some are on private land and permission should be sought where possible. Some wells are in extremely remote areas and care should always be taken when exploring.

My own Map is now available showing holy wells visited. Follow the link and click on the dots to find information about individual wells.

Sites

Cork City

Francis Well, Cork City

Grid reference: W667 721                         SMR: CO074-028001

Townland: Cork city                                  Cures: eyes and consumption

Dedication: St Francis                               Feast Day: October 4th?

Still revered: No                                          Access: public

Notes: To be found in the outside area of pub

Lady’s Well, Cork City

IMG_0784Grid reference: W675 721             SMR: CO074-062

Townland: Cork city                       Cures: general

Dedication: BVM                             Feast Day: 1st May

Still revered: No                   Access: public

Notes: in a neglected state, much graffiti and rubbish

Sunday’s Well, Cork city

Grid reference: W65609 71713           SMR: CO074-054002

Townland: Cork  city                              Cures: general

Dedication: none                                    Feast day: none

Still revered: No                                       Access: public

Notes: only the plaque remains, the well house dismantled when road widened

Tiobar Bhrianach, Cork City

IMG_0797Grid reference: W666 721                    SMR: none

Townland: Cork city                              Cures: general

Dedication: none                                    Feast Day: none

Still revered: No                   Access: public

Notes: site only, the tracery is meant to have come from a nearby abbey

West Cork

Abbey Well, Tobar na Mainistreache, Kinsale

img_0019-edit-tifGrid reference: W63482 59647                  SMR: CO112-033001

Townland: Abbeylands                                 Cures: general

Dedication: BVM                                            Feast day: 15th August

Still revered: Yes                   Access: public

Notes: to be found down a small alleyway; BVM meant to have appeared here

Blessed Well, Tobar Beannaithe, near Adrigole, Beara

Grid reference: V85184 49008                 SMR: CO0117-011

Townland: Trafrask East                            Cures: general

Dedication: none                 Feast day: none

Still revered: yes                  Access: public

Notes: the well is in a ballaun stone; inscribed crosses visible

Blessed Well, Tobar Beannaithe, Sheep’s Head

IMG_1907Grid reference:  V 834 417                                    SMR: CO129-002

Townland: Gooladoo                                             Cure: prayers re marriage

Dedication: None                                                   Feast day: none

Still revered: possibly                                             Access: private

Notes: Access difficult

Clashrusheena Holy Well, nr Clonakilty

Grid reference: W32403 43709                   SMR: CO121-079002

Townland: Clashrusheena                           Cures: general

Dedication: none                                           Feast day: none

Still revered: No                    Access: public

Notes: original well behind modern tank

Eye Well,Tobar na Súl, Drimoleague

IMG_7277Grid reference: W13394 46936                  SMR: CO119-069

Townland: Dromdaleague                           Cures: eyes

Dedication: none                                           Feast day: none

Still revered: No                    Access: public

Notes: to be found on side of road, site overgrown

Eye Well, Tobarín na Súl, Lough Hyne

IMG_0325 Grid reference:  W092 292                               SMR: CO150-008001

Townland: Pookeen                                           Cures: eyes

Dedication: none                                                Feast Day: none

Still revered: Yes                                                 Access: public

Notes: many offerings left

Eye Well,Tobar na Súl, nr Timoleague

IMG_1753Grid reference: W51337 544621                SMR: CO123-058

Townland: Farranagark                               Cure: eyes

Dedication: none                                          Feast day: none

Still revered: No                    Access: public

Notes: This well is severely overgrown, located near bridge

Health giving well, Slanán, Gougane Barra

Grid reference: W09121 65928                         SMR: none

Townland: Doire na coise                                  Cures: general

Dedication: none                                                Feast day: 24 June/25 Sept

Still revered: No                                                   Access: public

Note: located near public toilets

Holy Well, Altar, Mizen

The well revealedGrid reference: V85977 30220                     SMR: None

Townland: Toormore                                     Cures: general

Dedication: None                                            Feast day: None

Still revered: No                                              Access: private

Notes: difficult to access

Holy Well, Killowen, near Ballineen

Grid reference: W39041 52281                    SMR: CO0109-014

Townland: Killowen                                         Cures: Warts

Dedication: none                                             Feast day: none

Still revered: Yes                    Access: public

Notes: water still used for baptism; ballaun stone near well, priest’s  kneeprints on ballaun

Holy wells, Mohanagh, nr Skibbereen

20161122-img_1198161122-2Grid reference: W09138 34471                      SMR: CO141-074

Townland: Mohonagh                                      Cures: general

Dedication: none                                              Feast day: none

Still revered: No                                                Access: private

Holy Well, Moneycusker, nr Kilmichael

img_0378Grid reference: W30876 66821                   SMR: CO082-021003

Townland: Moneycusker                              Cures: general

Dedication: none                                           Feast day: none

Still revered: No                   Access: public

Notes: not entirely clear whether it was actually a well

Holy Well, Skeagh

IMG_3393Grid reference: W 06080 37919                           SMR: none

Townland: Skeagh                                                 Cures: unknown

Dedication: none                                                   Feast day: none

Still revered: no                                                     Access: private

Notes: field known as the Holy Well Field

Kilmore Holy Well, Whiddy Island

Grid reference: V 95665 549649              SMR: CO118-086

Townland: Kilmore                                      Cures: general

Dedication: none                                         Feast day: none

Still revered: no                    Access: private

Notes: the well has recently been filled in

Lady’s Well, Baltimore

Grid reference: W06171 27767               SMR: CO150-022

Townland: Rathmore                                Cures: general

Dedication: BVM                                        Feast day: 15th August

Still revered: no                    Access: private

Notes: found close to the road, water piped from well to roadside

Lady’s Well,  Tobar na Baintighearana, Creagh

Grid reference: W07335 530841           SMR: CO150-005004

Townland: Creagh                                    Cures: general

Dedication: BVM                                       Feast day: 15th August

Still revered: no                    Access: private

Notes: area very overgrown

Lady’s Well, Dunowen

IMG_3280Grid reference: W36159 32547                          SMR: CO144-040

Townland: Dunowen                                            Cures: general

Dedication: BVM                                                   Feast day: 15th August

Still revered: Yes                                                   Access: public

Notes: Great views; Mass still held annually

Lady’s Well, Tobairin Mhuire, Kealkil

IMG_6518Grid reference: W03283 555279             SMR: CO105-013004

Townland: Lisheen                                     Cures: general

Dedication: BVM                                         Feast day: 15th August

Still revered:                          Access: public

Notes: Mass held here annually

Lady’s Well, Tobar Mhuire, Kilbarry

Grid reference: W40403 66284                SMR: CO083-060002

Townland: Ballymichael                             Cures: general

Dedication: BVM                                          Feast day: 8th September

Still revered: No                    Access: private

Notes: very difficult to locate

Lady’s Well, Kilbrogan

Grid reference: W48778 55671                      SMR: CO11-021003

Townland: Kilbrogan                                       Cures: general

Dedication: BVM                                              Feast day: unknown

Still revered: No                                               Access: public

Notes: well recently cleared by Tús

Lady’s Well, Lissanisky, near Bandon

Grid reference: W54012 61000                SMR: CO097-007

Townland: Lissanisky                                 Cures: general

Dedication: BVM                                          Feast day: 15th August?

Still revered: No                    Access: public

Notes: extremely difficult to locate

Lady’s Well, Kilnahone, near Ballygarvan

img_2483Grid reference: W 70239 63856           SMR: CO086-023

Townland: Kilnahone                           Cures: general

Dedication: BVM                                    Feast day: 15th Sugust

Access: private

Notes: The well is in fields just off the main road

Lady’s Well, Tobar Mhuire, near Kinsale

marys-well-ringroneGrid reference: W63710 48804                     SMR: CO125-003

Townland: castlelands                                    Cures: general

Dedication: BVM                                               Feast day: 15th August

Still revered: No                                                Access: private

Notes: much landscaping going on in area

Lady’s Well, Sheep’s Head Peninsula

IMG_1338Grid reference: V97003                              SMR: CO0118-020

Townland: Beach                                         Cures: general

Dedication: BVM                                           Feast day: 15th August

Still revered: yes                  Access: public

Notes: annual Mass held; eel said to live within; BVM said to have appeared here

Lady’s Well, Timoleague

IMG_1645Grid reference: W4632 43230                                SMR:CO0136-008

Townland: Lettercolum                                           Cures: general

Dedication: BVM                                                       Feast day:15th August

Still revered: Yes                                                        Access: public

Notes: annual Mass held here

Little Well of the Road, Tobereenvohir, Callaros Oughter, Mizen

Holy well, Callarous oughter Grid reference: V78061 526612                 SMR: CO14-024003

Townland: Callaros Oughter                       Cures: general

Dedication: None                                          Feast day: none

Still revered: yes                   Access: Public

Notes: a mass rock nearby

Maulinward Holy Well, Durrus

IMG_0100-Edit-Edit.psdGrid reference: V981 436                                     SMR No: none

Townland: Maulinward                                         Cures: general

Dedication: St John?                                               Feast day: 23rd June

Still revered: no                                                      Access: public

Notes: site very overgrown, at side of the road

Reenavanny Holy Well, Whiddy Island

Grid reference: V 97498 51276                 SMR: none

Townland: Reenavanny                               Cures: general

Dedication: none                                           Feast day: none

Still revered: no                    Access: public

Notes: identification only probable

St Abbán’s Well,Tobar Abbán, Ballyvourney

Grid reference: W208764                           SMR: CO058-039004

Townland: Glebe                                         Cures: general

Dedication: St Abbán                                  Feast day: 16th March

Still revered: yes                                           Access: public

Notes: located in the middle of woods, red ribbons on trees guide the way

St Barrahane’s Well, Toberbarrahane, Castlehaven

IMG_3957Grid reference: W17380 29944                    SMR: CO151-014001

Townland: Castlehaven                                  Cures: eyes, stomach

Dedication: St Barrahane                              Feast day: 3rd December

Still revered: yes                   Access: public

Notes: water still used for baptism; clootie tree

St Bartholomew’s Well, nr Ballylickey

St Bartholomew's well GortroeGrid reference: W03207 52661                            SMR: CO105-028

Townland: Gortroe                                                Cures: general

Dedication: St Bartholomew                                Feast day: 24th August

Still revered: no                                                      Access: private

Notes: site very overgrown

St Berrihert’s Well, Macroom

Grid reference: W35188 71806             SMR: CO071-052

Townland: Sleveen East                           Cures: general

Dedication: St Berrihert/BVM                  Feast day: 8th September

Still revered: yes                   Access: public

Notes: annual mass still held here

St Brendan’s Well, Toberbranan, Castlepoint, Mizen

IMG_2472Grid reference: V 87599 28167                            SMR: CO148-002

Townland: Castlepoint                                           Cures: cattle

Dedication: St Brendan                                          Feast day: 16th May

Still revered: no                                                      Access: private

Notes: site overgrown and in poor condition

St Bridget’s Well, Kilbrogan

IMG_0272-Edit.tifGrid reference: W49410 555682               SMR: CO11-021003

Townland: Kilbrogan                                   Cures: eye ailments

Dedication: St Bridget                                 Feast day: 1st February

Still revered: no                    Access: public

Notes: site recently cleared thanks to Tús

St Bridget’s Well,Tobar Breedy, Lough Hyne

Tobar Breedy, Lough HyneGrid Reference:  W098 281                             SMR No: C0150-03004

Townland: Glannafeen                                    Cures: sickness in cattle

Dedication: St Bridget                                      Feast day: 1st February

Still revered: possibly                                      Access: private

Notes: kneeprints of St Bridget said to be on stone

St Bridget’s Well, nr Crookstown

IMG_8195Grid reference:  W37637 63290                SMR: CO083-089

Townland: Knocknaneirk                           Cures: general

Dedication: St Bridget                                Feast day: February 1st

Still revered: no                    Access: private

Notes: site very overgrown

St Bridget’s Well, Squince Harbour

IMG_3996Grid reference: W21581 31793                 SMR: CO142-088

Townland: Ardra                                           Cures: general

Dedication: St Bridget                                  Feast Day: 1st February

Still revered: yes                   Access: public

Notes: tricky to get to, a steep walk down

St Bridget’s Well, Toberbreedy, Tralong

Grid reference: W26489 34170                             SMR: CO143-057

Townland: Tralong                                                   Cures: general

Dedication: St Bridget                                              Feast day: 1st February

Still revered: no                                                         Access: private

Notes: hard to get to, area very boggy

St Brone’s Well, Toberairin Broin, Kilbrown, Mizen

KilbrownGrid reference: V79960 29660                      SMR: CO147-006001

Townland: Kilbrown                                       Cures: general

Dedication: St Brone                                     Feast day: none

Still revered: No                    Access: private

Notes: hard to distinguish actual well; old ecclesiastical site nearby

St Colman’s Well, Cullomane

IMG_4142Grid reference: W03399 45458                    SMR: CO118-071001

Townland: Cullomane East                           Cures: general

Dedication: St Colman                                   Feast  Day: 1st May

Still revered: no                     Access: private

Notes: part of larger penitential site

St Connall’s Well, Toberconnell, Aghadown

IMG_3426Grid reference: W05786 31668                   SMR: CO141-103

Townland: Glebe                                            Cures: general

Dedication: St Connall                                   Feast day: none

Still revered: no                    Access: private

Notes: site very overgrown but water still piped to roadside basin

St Cummins Well, Rosscarbery

Grid reference: W28706 36428             SMR: CO143 023004

Townland: English Island                        Cures: general

Dedication: St Cummin                           Feast Day: Garland Sunday?

Still revered:  possibly                              Access: Public

St Fachnta’s Well, Rossbrin, Mizen

IMG_9036Grid reference: V97782 31883                SMR: CO140-046001

Townland: Ballycummisk                         Cures: general

Dedication: St Fachtna?                            Feast day: 13th August

Still revered: yes                   Access: Public

Notes: well covered by tide, right at sea edge

St Fachtna’s Well, Rosscarbery

IMG_8673Grid reference: W30748 36736               SMR: CO143-030

Townland: Burgatia                                   Cures: general

Dedication: St Fachtna                              Feast Day: 13th August

Still revered: yes                    Access: public

St Fachtna/St Brigid? Rosscarbery

IMG_3298Grid reference: W28862 37111                          SMR: CO143-020

Townland: Ardagh East                                        Cures: general

Dedication: St Fachtna/Brigid                             Feast day: 13th August

Still revered: no                                                      Access: public

Notes: by entrance to former convent

St Finbarr’s Well, Tobernadihy, Dunmanway

IMG_8100Grid reference: W21821 52196              SMR: CO107-046004

Townland: Kilbarry                                   Cures: general

Dedication: St Finbarr                              Feast day: 25th September

Still revered: yes                  Access: public

St Finbarr’s Well, nr Dunmanway

Grid reference: W18209 52451                 SMR : CO107- S029

Townland: Derryduff                                  Cures: general

Dedication: St Finbarr                                 Feast day: 25th September

Still revered: no                    Access: public

Notes: site in poor condition, surrounded by a lot of rubbish

St Finnian’s Well, Castletownbere

IMG_5066Grid reference: V67676 547850               SMR: CO115-015002

Townland: Foildarrig                                  Cures: cattle ailments

Dedication: St Finnian                                Feast day: 12th December

Still revered: yes                  Access: public

Notes: site hard to find, look for white quartz stone

St Gobnait’s well, Ballyvourney (first station)

Grid reference: WI9714 76827                  SMR: CO058-034011;

Townland: Glebe;                                       Cures: general;

Dedication: St Gobnait,                             Feast day: 11 February;

Still revered: yes                   Access: public

Notes: annual pilgrimage made to site on feast day

St Gobnait’s well, Ballyvourney (final station)

IMG_0940Grid reference: W196848 76755            SMR: CO058-034009

Townland: Glebe                                      Cures: general

Dedication: St Gobnait                            Feast day: 11th February

Still revered: yes                  Access: public

Notes: annual pilgrimage to site on feast day

St Gobnait’s Well, Kilgobnet

20160211-IMG_1040160211Grid reference: W197 767                        SMR: CO058-034011

Townland: Kilgobnet                                 Cures: general

Dedication: St Gobnait                              Feast day: 11th February

Still revered: yes                   Access: public

Notes: well consists of a ballaun stone

St James Well, Ardfield

IMG_3247Grid reference: W36759 35058                  SMR: C0144-013004

Townland: Balteenbrack                              Cures: general

Dedication: St James                                    Feast day: 25th July

Still revered: yes                   Access: public

St John’s Well, Tobar Eoin Óg, Carrigaline

IMG_7445Grid reference: W72073 563306               SMR: C0086-056

Townland: Carrigaline West                      Cures: general

Dedication: St John                                     Feast day: 23rd June

Still revered: yes                  Access: public

Notes: large pilgrimage to site on feast day

St John’s Well, Gougane Barra

img_1175-edit-tifGrid reference: W09117 65987                SMR: CO080-012002

Townland: Doire na coise                          Cures: general/cattle

Dedication: St John/St Finbarr                    Feast day: 24 June/25 Sept

Still revered: yes                                             Access: public

Notes: annual pilgrimage on St Finbarr’s feast day

St Kieran’s Well,Tobar Ciarán, Oiléan Cléire

IMG_4297Grid reference: V95383 21812             SMR: C0153-018002

Townland: Baile Iarthach Thuaidh       Cures: general

Dedication: St Ciarán                              Feast day: 5th March

Still revered: yes                   Access: public

Notes: Mass said here on feast day

St Lachteen’s Well, Tobar Lachtáin, near Kilnamatrya

st lachteen clohneeGrid reference: W26347 71729               SMR: CO070-070

Townland: Ballyvoge                                 Cures: general

Dedication: St Lachteen                            Feast day: 19th March

Still revered: no                    Access: private

St Lachteen’s Well, Tobar Lachtáin, near Kilnamatrya

Grid reference: W21959 72539                 SMR: CO069-030001

Townland: Cloheena                                   Cures: sore eyes

Dedication: St Lachteen                              Feast day: 19th March

Still revered: yes                  Access: public

Notes: Mass said here on feast day; double basin, water said to be different colour in each.

St Mary’s Well, Crosshaven

20170104-img_2678170104Grid reference: W79970 60297                            SMR: CO099-028

Townland: Crosshaven                                           Cures: sore eyes and feet

Dedication: BVM                                                      Feast day: 15th August?

Still revered: no                                                        Access: public

Notes: A large tree once stood over the well. The BVM is said to have appeared here.

St Michael’s Well, near Kilmichael

St Michael's well, cooldanielGrid reference: W29781 67905                              SMR: CO082-017

Townland: Cooldaniel                                              Cures: general

Dedication: St Micheal                                            Feast day: 28th September

Still revered: yes                                                       Access; private

Notes: Mass is still held here on St Michael’s Feast Day

St Patrick’s Well, Tobar Patrick, Kinneigh

IMG_2421Grid reference: W 32935 5700                            SMR: CO094-102

Townland: Ballyvelone East                                 Cures: general

Dedication: St Patrick                                            Feast day: 17th March

Still revered: yes                                                     Access: public

St Paul’s Well, Killanully, near Ballygarvan

20161230-img_2485161230-3Grid reference: W 68736 63923                               SMR: CO086-044

Townland: Killanully                                                   Cures: general

Dedication: St Paul                                                      Feast day: 29th June?

Still revered: no                                                           Access: private

Notes: on private ground, permission must be requested; an eel is said to reside within

St Peter & St Paul’s Holy Well, near Skibbereen

img_2895-edit-tifGrid reference: W 13849 32830                    SMR: none

Townland: Gortnaclohy                                   Cures: genereal

Dedication: St Peter & St Paul                        Feast day 29th June

Still revered: no                    Access: private

Notes: extremely difficult to access; two blessed eels are said to reside within

St Ruadhán’s Well (1), nr Sandy cove, Kinsale

Grid reference: W63427 46443                    SMR: CO125-029

Townland: Courtaparteen                             Cures: sore eyes, warts

Dedication: St Rhuadháin                              Feast day: 15th April

Still revered: yes                   Access: public

St Ruadhán’s Well (2), nr Sandycove, Kinsale

img_0092-edit-tifGrid reference: W3416 46440                         SMR: CO125-028

Townland: Courtaparteen                                Cures: eyes

Dedication: St Rhuadháin                                Feast day: 15th April

Still revered: no                    Access: public

Notes: site heavily overgrown, well dry

Skour Well, Tobar na Sceabhrach,Lough Hyne

IMG_0628Grid reference:  W092 294                         SMR: CO150-008

Townland: Pookeen                                   Cures: general

Dedication: St Ina                                      Feast Day: May Eve

Still revered: yes                   Access: public

Notes: Mass held here on May Eve. Water said never to boil.

Sunday’s Well, Tobairin an Domhnach, Ballinspittle

20161020-img_0116161020-2Grid reference: W5810 45833                             SMR: CO124-036

Townland: Kilmore                                                Cures: eyes

Dedication: King of Sunday/Christ                     Feast day: none

Still revered: yes                                                   Access: public

Sunday’s Well, Raffeen, near Carrigaline

img_2455-edit-tifGrid reference: W 74249 64894               SMR: CO087-017

Townland: Raffeen                                     Cures: general

Dedication: King of Sunday/Christ           Feast day: none

Access: public                       Notes: located down a small boreen off steep roadside

Sunday’s Well, Lissanisky, near Bandon

img_1471Grid reference: W53901 61029               SMR: CO097-005

Townland: Lissanisky                                Cures: general

Dedication: King of Sunday/Christ          Feast day: none

Still revered: no                    Access: public

Notes: site very overgown

Trinity Well,Tobar na Trinoda, nr Timoleague

The entrance door is above ground levelGrid reference: W51509 45228                        SMR: CO123-059

Townland: Farranagark                                      Cures: general

Dedication: Blessed Trinity                                Feast day: Trinity Sunday

Still revered: yes                                                   Access: public

Notes: Mass held here on feast day. Site waterlogged.


Trinity Well, Castleventry

IMG_8780Grid reference: W30146 42166                   SMR: CO134-025005

Townland: Castleventry                                 Cures: cattle & crops

Dedication: Holy Trinity                                 Feast day: Trinity Sunday

Still revered: yes                   Access: public

Notes: well recently restored

Trinity Well, Kinsale

img_0045Grid reference: W65773 49460                    SMR: CO125-00803

Townland: Forthill                                           Cures: general

Dedication: Holy Trinity                                  Feast day: Trinity Sunday

Still revered: yes                  Access: public

Notes: well recently restored

Wart Well, Lissagriffin, Mizen   

Ballaun, the water used for curing wartsGrid reference: V76932 26487                      SMR:  CO147-024003

Townland: Lissagriffin                                   Cures: Warts

Dedication: None                                           Feast day: None

Still revered: no                   Access: public

Notes: well is a ballaun, easily overlooked by car park for old church

Wart Well, Timoleague Abbey

wart well timoleague Grid reference: W47229 43614                            SMR: CO123-050003

Townland: Timoleague                                          Cures: warts

Dedication: none                                                    Feast day: none

Still revered: no                                                      Access: public

Notes: well is a ballaun stone, now inside the Abbey

Wart Well, Tobareen na bhFaithne, Caheragh

20161102-img_0726161102Grid reference: W13924 41835                 SMR: CO133-001

Townland: Tooreen                                     Cures: warts

Dedication: none                                          Feast day: none

Still revered: possibly          Access: public

Notes: well is a ballaun in a much older earthfast rock containing cupmarks. Once used as a Mass rock.

Wart Well, Castlefreke

IMG_3206Grid reference: W32502 36100                  SMR: CO143-091

Townland: Maulatrahane                            Cures: warts

Dedication: none                                           Feast day: none

Still revered: possibly           Access: public

Notes: well is a large ballaun stone

Well of the Ague,Tobernacrohy, Ballinhassig

IMG_8568-Edit.tifGrid reference: W63442 62688                  SMR: CO109-074

Townland: Tullig Mor                                   Cures: ague

Dedication: none                                          Feast day: none

Still revered: possibly          Access: Public

Notes: well nicely maintained

Well of the Alder Trees, Tobar na Fearna, near Bandon

20161127-img_1425161127-2Grid reference: W48239 57519                   SMR: CO109-021002

Townland: Mishells                                        Cures: general

Dedication: none                                            Feast day: none

Still revered: no                    Access: public

Notes: identification only probable

Well of the Ash Tree, Tobar an Lubhair,  near Bandon

Grid reference: W48784 55674                SMR: CO096-043

Townland: Roughgrove East                     Cures: sore eyes

Dedication: none                                        Feast day: 15th August

Still revered: no                     Access: private

Notes: identification only probable

Well of the Baptism, Tobernabastia, nr Manch

IMG_0199-Edit.tifGrid reference: W26624 52982                SMR: CO108-026

Townland: Nedinagh East                          Cures: general

Dedication: none                                         Feast day: none

Still revered: no                    Access: private

Notes: water being used for domestic purposes

Well of the Church, Toberatemple, Adrigole

IMG_5103Grid reference: V81875 51990                   SMR: CO103-003004

Townland: Kilcaskan                                    Cures: eyes

Dedication: none                                          Feast day: none

Still revered: no                      Access: public

Notes: well is a ballaun stone; ancient ecclesiastical site nearby

Well of the Church, Tobernakilla, nr Ballineen

IMG_0235-Edit.tifGrid reference: W32069 54748                 SMR: CO108-019002

Townland: Dromidiclogh                             Cures: general

Dedication: none                                           Feast day: none

Still revered: no                   Access: private

Notes: identification only probable

Well of the Church, Tobar na Cille, near Kilmichael

img_0324Grid reference: W28960 64226                    SMR: CO082-067

Townland: Carrigboy                                      Cures: general

Dedication: none                                            Feast day: none

Still revered: no                   Access: public

Notes: identification only probable

Well of the Churches, Tobar na Cille, Templebryan

IMG_8851-Edit.tifGrid reference: W33047 42166                 SMR: CO122-075006

Townland: Templebryan North                 Cures: general

Dedication: none                                          Feast day: unknown

Still revered: no                   Access: private

Notes: well now covered, ancient ecclesiastical site nearby

Well of the Cold Spring, Tobernanore, Sheep’s Head

IMG_9996Grid reference: V78567 536307              SMR: CO138-007

Townland: Letter east                              Cure: warts & skin complaints

Dedication: none                                       Feast day: none

Still revered: possibly          Access: public

Notes: well recently restored

Well of the Fasting, Toberan Aoine, near Ballyvourney

Well of the fastingGrid reference: W22316 76739               SMR: CO058-046

Townland: Ballymakeera                         Cures: general

Dedication: none                                       Feast day: none

Still revered: no                    Access: public

Notes: well in poor condition

Well of the Flax, Tobar a’Linn, Dunbeacon, Mizen

IMG_3881Grid reference: V92196 37929                  SMR: CO130-029

Townland: Dunbeacon                               Cures: general

Dedication: none                                         Feast day: none

Still revered: no                    Access: private

Notes: access very challenging

 Well of the Penitential Station, Tiobraid Ulla, nr Goleen, Mizen

20160828-IMG_0148160828Grid reference: V78249 25870                 SMR:CO147-043001

Townland: Letter                                         Cures: general

Dedication: St Brendan                               Feast day: 16 May/23 June

Still revered: yes                                          Access: public

Notes: access very challenging

Well of the Poet? Tobernadunaree, Sheep’s Head

IMG_0896Grid reference: V73171 33943                  SMR: none

Townland: Tooreen                                     Cures: general

Dedication: none                                          Feast day: none

Still revered: no                    Access: public

Notes: well may not be correctly identified

Well of the Poet, Tobar na-n-Duanairdhe, Sheep’s Head

A semi circle of smaller quartz stonesGrid reference: V83662 38345                     SMR: CO129-014

Townland: Dromnea                                     Cures: poetic muse!

Dedication: None                                           Feast day: none

Still revered: no                    Access: public

Notes: possible connections with nearby Bardic School

Well of the Pooka’s Hill, Toberknockaphuca, Sheep’s Head

Water glimpsed after a bit of clearingGrid reference: V77602 35208                   SMR: C0138-003

Townland: Laharandota                              Cures: eyes & throats

Dedication: none                                          Feast day: none

Still revered: no                    Access: private

Notes: site very overgrown, access difficult

Well of the Saints,Toberaneeve, Dunlough, Mizen

IMG_0044Grid reference: V 73717 26703                 SMR: CO146-002

Townland: Dunlough                                  Cure: mental health, insanity

Dedication: none                                         Feast day: none

Still revered: no                   Access: public

Notes: well on edge of cliff, very challenging to get to

Well of the Silver, Tobar an Arigid, Baltimore

IMG_4283Grid reference: W04582 52630                          SMR: CO150-036001

Townland: Baltimore                                           Cures: general

Dedication: none                                                  Feast day: none

Still revered: no                                                     Access: public

Notes: well now replaced by pump

Well of the Vale of Ferns,Toberclashnaerina, Kilcoe

IMG_3411 Grid reference: W02047 33613                            SMR: CO140-031

Townland: Kilcoe                                                    Cures: general

Dedication: none                                                    Feast day: none

Still revered: no                                                      Access: private

Notes: site badly overgrown; presence of a lot of white quartz

Well of the Two Cats, Tobar na Chat, Toe Head

img_0665Grid reference: W14470 28578                    SMR: CO151-027001

Townland: Bawnishall                                    Cures: general

Dedication: none                                             Feast day: none

Still revered: no                    Access: public

Notes: Site difficult to access, well now incorporated into cattle troughs

North Cork

Hind Stone, Tullylease

IMG_4773Grid reference: R353834 18657                SMR: CO006-006001

Townland: Gortnagark                               Cures: headaches

Dedication: None                                         Feast day: 18th February

Still revered: possibly           Access: public

Notes: well is a ballaun stone

Inghne Bhuidhe’s holy well, Dromtarriff

IMG_4842Grid reference: W34331 97148                           SMR: CO031-034

Townland: Dromtarriff                                        Cures: eyes, & men’s ailments

Dedication: Inghe Bhuidhe                                 Feast day: 6th May

Still revered: yes                                                   Access: private

Notes: annual Mass held here on feast day; clootie tree

Kilcanway Holy Well, near Mitchelstown

img_3146Grid reference: R62550 00226               SMR: CO033-046

Townland: Kilcanway                               Cures: genereal

Dedication: none                                      Feast day: none

Still revered: no                  Access: public

Notes: in a very overgrown spot, off roadside

Mitchelstown Holy Well, near Mitchelstown

img_3182Grid reference: R79296 136277                               SMR: CO010-046

Townland: Mitchelstown                                           Cures: general

Dedication: none                                                        Feast day; none

Still revered: none                                                      Access: public

Priest’s Well, Gortroe, near Mitchelstown

img_3216Grid reference: R 77808 15188                 SMR: CO010-041

Townland: Gortroe                                      Cures: general

Dedication: none                                          Feast day: none

Still revered: no                   Access: public

Notes: well much overgrown, large tree growing above it

 

St Bericheart’s well, Tullylease

Grid reference: R35883 18737                                SMR: CO006-006002

Townland: Gortnagork                                             Cures: everything!

Dedication: St Bericheart                                         Feast day: 18th February

Still revered: yes         Access: public

Notes: close to St Mary’s Well and Hind Stone

St Bernard’s Well, Fermoy

Grid reference: R80932 03111                    SMR: CO035-023

Townland: Duntahane                                 Cures: genereal

Dedication: St Bernard                                 Feast day: 20th August

Still revered: no                   Access:  public

Notes:  accessed off the town walk on the edge of the Blackwater. Two wellhouses joined subterraneanously.

St Bridget’s Well, nr Buttevant

IMG_4784Grid reference: R50401 11036                    SMR: CO016-120

Townland: Mountbridget                             Cures: everything!

Dedication: St Bridget                                   Feast day: 1st February

Still revered: yes                                            Access: public

Notes: Mass held here on feast day

St Bridget’s Well, Castlemagner

Sile or St Bridget?Grid reference: R 44409 01937                                SMR: CO024-110002

Townland: Knockardsharriv                                     Cures: infertility, general

Dedication: St Bridget                                                Feast Day: Ist February

Still revered: possibly                                                 Access: private

Notes: interesting carvings and datestone

St Dalbach’s Well, Tobar Beannaithe Cúil, Coole Upper

img_2927-edit-tifGrid  reference: W 86131 95138                     SMR: CO036-019005

Townland: Coole Upper                                    Cures: eyes, ears,warts

Dedication: St Dalbach                                      Feast day: 23rd October

Still revered: yes                 Access: public

Notes: attractive site near two old churches; St Dalbach may have been an anchorite

St Dominic’s Well, Tubbernacruinahur,Glanworth

img_3161-edit-tifGrid reference: R 75792 04225                      SMR: CO027-041004

Townland: Boherash                                        Cures: sore eyes

Dedication: St Dominic                                    Feast day: 8th August

Access: public

Notes: Area  hard to access, extremely boggy; trout said to live within; pilgrim’s shelter still in situ

St Fanahan’s Well, Tobar Naomh Fionnchú, Mitchelstown

img_3019-edit-tifGrid reference: R 82774 12367                                     SMR:  CO019-032

Townland: Ballynamona                                               Cures: lameness, blindness

Dedication: St Fanahan                                                 Feast day: 25th November

Still revered: yes                                                             Access: public

Notes: Original well meant to have been in Brigown. Eel lives within well.

St Fanahan’s Well, Tobar Naomh Fionnchú, Mitchelstown

img_3046Grid reference: R 81965 12007                    SMR: CO019-030001

Townland: Brigown                                        Cures: general

Dedication: St Fanahan                                 Feast day: 25th November

Still revered: no                   Access: private

Notes: guesswork as to whether this is the correct site. The well moved from here to Ballynamona after a woman washed her clothes in the water.

St John’s Well, Kilcorney

IMG_4620Grid reference: W32910 86938                     SMR: None

Townland: Kilcorney                                        Cures: warts

Dedication: St John                                          Feast day: 24th June

Still revered: yes                    Access: public

St John’s Well, Mushera

Grid reference W32118 58662                           SMR: CO048-083

Townland: Mushera                                                Cures: warts

Dedication: St John                                                  Feast day: 24th June

Still revered: yes                                                       Access: public

Notes: large pilgrimage held on feast day

St Laitiarian’s Well, Cullen

St Laisiariant wellGrid reference: W23278 96458                            SMR:C029-076003

Townland: Mullaghroe North                               Cures: genereal

Dedication: St Laitiarian                                        Feast day: 25th July

Still revered:  possibly                                            Access: public

St Mary’s Well, Tullylease

Grid reference: R35708 18153                  SMR: CO006 006004

Townland: Poulavare                                  Cures: sore fingers, legs

Dedication: BVM                                           Feast day: 18th February

Still revered: yes                   Access: public

Ntes: close to St Berrihert’s Well and the Hind Stone

St Mologa’s Well, Kildorrey

img_3065-edit-tifGrid reference: R 73324 11676                   SMR: CO019-002003

Townland: Aghacross                                    Cures: headaches

Dedication: St Mologa                                   Feast day: 20th January

Access: public

Notes: said to contain a trout; water never boils

St Nicholas’ Well, near Castletownroche

img_3139-edit-tifGrid reference: R 64997 00072                  SMR: CO034-007001

Townland: Monanimy Lower                      Cures: genereal

Dediction: St Nicholas                                  Feast day: unknown

Still revered: no                   Access: public

Notes: is said to have moved to this location from Killuragh after woman of house refused to give man offering after he helped with churning butter

St Olan’s Well, Aghabulloge

IMG_4927Grid reference: W44268 78432                   SMR: CO061-089002

Townland: Dromatimore                              Cures: eyes

Dedication: St Olan                                        Feast day: 5th September

Still revered: yes                                             Access: public

Notes: close to large standing stone containing Ogham; stations of the cross still in situ

St Patrick’s Well, Castletownroche

img_3097-edit-tifGrid reference: R68307 02093                   SMR: CO026-086001

Townland: Castlewidenham                        Cure: general

Dedication: St Patrick                                   Feast day: 17th March

Still revered: no                    Access: private

Notes: very overgrown site down by river; St Patrick is said to have appeared here

Trinity Well, Newmarket

IMG_4704Grid reference: R29988 07651                    SMR: CO015-03400

Townland: Curraduff                                    Cures: general

Dedication: Blessed Trinity                          Feast day: Trinity Sunday

Still revered: yes                   Access: public

Notes: well within a fulachta fia; site waterlogged, clootie tree

Tubrid Well, Tobar an Bo Finne, Millstreet

IMG_4555Grid reference: W25995 90886                     SMR: CO039-042

Townland: Claraghatlea North                       Cures: general

Dedication: BVM & others                              Feast Day: 1st May

Still revered: yes                   Access: public

Notes: Mass held here on feast day

East Cork

Holy well, nr Midelton

Grid reference: W92434 75676                SMR: CO066-029

Townland: Bilberry                                     Cures: genereal

Dedication: unknown                                 Feast day: unknown

Still revered: no                                          Access: public

Notes: well closed

Lady’s Well, Tobar Mhuire, nr Midleton

20161005-img_1477161005Grid reference: W83677 77497                         SMR: CO065-048

Townland: Ballycurrany West                            Cures: ague, eyes

Dedication: BVM                                                  Feast Day: 15th August

Still revered: possibly                                          Access: private

Notes: BVM said to have appeared here; footprints in stone; Mass rock nearby.

Lady’s Well,Tobar Mhuire, Cloyne

Grid reA beautiful facereference: W88527 64679                     SMR: CO088-044002

Townland: Titeskin                                             Cures: lameness, deafness

Dedication: BVM                                                 Feast day: 15th August

Still revered: yes                                                 Access: public

Notes: interesting carved stone associated with well; clootie tree

St Bartholomew’s Well, Tobar Phartalain, nr Rathcormac

img_1588-edit-2-tifGrid reference: W82306 87908              SMR: CO044-046

Townland: Garrantaggart                        Cures: sore eyes

Dedication: St Bartholomew                   Feast day: 24th August

Still revered: yes                  Access: public

St Bridget’s Well, Britway

20161005-img_1639161005Grid reference: W88061 88258                        SMR: CO045-087

Townland: Britway                                              Cures: genereal

Dedication: St Bridget                                        Feast day: Ist February

Still revered: yes                                                 Access: public

St Colman’s Well, near Cloyne

img_1458-edit-tifGrid reference: W89207 69798                 SMR: CO076-048001

Townland: Bawnard East                            Cures: genereal

Dedication: St Colmán                                 Feast day: 24th November

Still revered: yes                   Access: private

Notes: an eel is meant to live within

St John’s Well, nr Midelton

Grid reference: W84435 83048                 SMR: CO054-104002

Townland: Templeboden                           Cures: general

Dedication: St John                                      Feast day: 29th August

Still revered: yes                   Access: private

Notes: annual Mass held here; water still used for baptisms

St Laurence’s Well, Clonmult

img_1664Grid reference: W92035 83435                      SMR: CO054-097

Townland: Garrylaurence                                Cures: general

Dedication: St Laurence                                   Feast day: 14th November

Still revered:  yes                                               Access: public

Possible holy wells

Ballylickey Well

20160913-img_0657160913Grid reference: W00676 52421                          SMR: none

Townland: Gortnagarry                                       Cures: unkown

Dedication: unknown                                           Feast day: unknown

Access: public

Holy Well, near Adrigole, Beara

Grid reference: V82415 550508                           SMR: none

Townland: Drumlave                                             Cure: unknown

Dedication: unknown                                           Feast day: unknown

Access: public

Notes: on the side of the road, cup provided.

Holy well/cup-marked stone, Castlemehigan, nr Crookhaven

img_4261Grid reference: V79980 26569                   SMR: CO147-053

Townland: Castlemehigan                          Cures: warts?

Dedication: none                                         Feast day: none

Access: private

Letterlickey Well, nr Ballydehob

img_0602Grid reference: W00165 43224                        SMR: None

Townland: Letterlickey Middle                         Cures: unknown

Dedication: unknown                                         Feast day: unknown

Access: private

Roaringwater Well, Aghadown

IMG_3353-Edit.tifGrid reference: W03414 34139                                    SMR: none

Townland: Leighcloon                                                    Cures: unknown

Dedication: unknown                                                     Feast day: unknown

Access: public

Sleenoge Holy Well, near Kinneigh

Grid reference: W32717 57355                      SMR: CO094-103

Townland: Sleenoge                                         Cures: general

Dedication: none                                               Feast day: none

Access: identification only possible

St Srufan’s Well, Drimoleague

Grid reference: W12876 46055                                      SMR: CO119-084

Townland: Baurnahulla                                                  Cures: general

Dedication: St Srufan                                                       Feast day: none

Access: public

Notes: site only possible identification

Well of the Bard, Tobar Sheanora, near Kinneigh

Grid reference: W31048 57999                                     SMR: CO094-097

Townland: Ballyvelone West                                          Cures: general

Dedication: none                                                              Feast day: none

Access: identification only possible

Well of the Stairs, Tobar a’Staighre, Kilcolman

Grid reference: W40553 52860                    SMR: CO109-033001

Townland: Kilcolman                                       Cures: general

Dedication: none                                             Feast day: none

Access: identification only possible

Wells not found & those with only possible identification

Blessed Well, Tobar Beannaithe, Adrigole, Beara

Grid reference: V85928 548940                SMR: CO0117-012

Townland: Roosk                                          Cures: general

Dedication: none                                           Feast day: none

Access: not found – yet!

Notes: well is a ballaun stone , possibly still revered

Broomfield East Holy Well, near Midleton

img_1680Grid reference: W88386 75851                       SMR: CO066-029

Townland: Broomfield East                              Cures: general

Dedication: none                                                Feast day: None

Access: not found due to sugar beet!

Corkbeg Holy Well, near Cloyne

img_1423Grid reference: W83723 62759                  SMR: CO088-032

Townland: Corkbeg                                      Cures: general

Dedication: none                                          Feast day: none

Access: Not found, area much overgrown

Couragh Well, Togher

img_0301Grid reference: W19719 575612                SMR: CO093-065

Townland: Togher                                        Cures: health-giving

Dedication: none                                          Feast day: none

Access: not found

Eye Well,Tobarnasool, Sheep’s Head

Grid reference: V80171 37117                          SMR: C0138-022

Townland: Aughaleigue More                           Cures: eye afflictions

Dedication: None                                                Feast day: none

Access: Not found, too much undergrowth

Eye Well,Tobarnasool, Abbeystrowry

IMG_3191Grid reference: W11011 34277             SMR: CO141-085

Townland: Abbeystrowry                       Cures: eye ailments

Dedication: none                                     Feast day: none

Access: no visible trace remains

Holy Well, Ballyvourney

Grid reference: W21416 770303                SMR: CO058-013001

Townland: Killeen                                          Cures: general

Dedication: St Gobnait?                                Feast day: 11th February

Access: not found, located in same field as a pillar stone

St Bartholomew’s Well, Tobar Partholain, Toe Head

img_0676-edit-tifGrid reference: W14382 27001                    SMR: CO151-038

Townland: Toe Head                                      Cures: sore eyes

Dedication: St Bartholomew                         Feast day: 24th August

Access: area too overgrown to find

St Bridget’s Well, Crosshaven

st-bridgets-well-crosshavenGrid reference: W79917 60330                   SMR: CO099-027

Townland: Knocknagore                              Cures: general

Dedication: St Bridget                                   Feast day: 1st February

Access: not found

Notes: Wrongly called St Mary’s Well on OS map. Water said never to boil.

St Bridget’s Well, Tubbrid, near Tracton

img_2663Grid reference: W73317 57352                      SMR: CO099-092

Townland: Tubbrid                                           Cures: general

Dedication: St Bridget                                      Feast day: 1st february

Access; well not found, exact location unknown

St Brittain’s well, Kilbrittain

KilbrittainGrid reference: W52374 47273                          SMR: C0123-086

Townland: Kilbrittain                                            Cures: general

Dedication: St Brittain                                          Feast day: not known

Access: not found

St Cranat’s Holy Well, near Castletownroche

img_3151-edit-tifGrid reference:  R64095 02319                                 SMR: CO026-076

Townland: Garranachole                                            Cures: sore eyes

Dedication: St Cranat                                                   Feast day: 9th March

Access: not found too, overgrown

St Lachteen’s Well, Tobar Lachtáin, nr Kilnamatrya

img_1249Grid reference: W22441 73313                   SMR: CO069-080

Townland: Cloheena                                      Cures: general

Dedication: St Lachteen                                Feast day: 19th March

Access: site since ploughed up

St Mologa’s Well, Labbamologa

img_3224Grid reference: R 76348 617735                              SMR: CO010-003009

TownlandL Labbamologa middle                             Cures: general

Dedication: St Mologa                                                 Feast day: 20th January

Access: not found

Notes: reference to well in Oratory; or maybe outside wall

St Patrick’s Well, Kilpatrick, near Tracton

img_2675-edit-edit-tifGrid reference: W73824 57558                               SMR: CO099-041

Townland: Kilpatrick                                                  Cures: general

Dedication: St Patrick                                                Feast day: 19th March

Access: Impossible to clamber to

Notes: Also known as St Finian’s Well

Wart Well, Tobar a’Bhurcaigh, Kilcolman

Grid reference: W 41470 53660                             SMR: CO109-074

Townland: Kilcolman                                                Cures: warts

Dedication: none                                                       Feast day: none

Access: not found, area too overgrown

Well of the Sand Hills, Tobernadihy, near Carrigaline

img_2464Grid reference: W 75646 65748                   SMR: CO087-025

Townland: Ballyfouloo                                   Cures: general

Dedication: none                                           Feast day: none

Access: not found, site too overgrown

Well of the White Cat, Toe Head

img_0653Grid reference: W14475 28509                           SMR: CO151-027002

Townland: Bawnishall                                           Cures: general

Dedication: none                                                    Feast day: none

Access: not found

Wells outside County Cork

City of Shrone, Rathmore, Kerry

IMG_4883-Edit.tifGrid reference: W13812 58835                 SMR:KE086-02007

Townland: Gortnagane                               Cures: cattle

Dedication: St Craobh Dearg                      Feast  day: 1st May

Access: public