Knockaunboy Holy Well, also known as Saint Mochonna's Well, Fairhill

Kockaunboy Holy Well, Saint Mochonna's Holy Well
James Feeney
Kockaunboy Holy Well, Saint Mochonna's Holy Well
James Feeney
Kockaunboy Holy Well, Saint Mochonna's Holy Well
James Feeney
Kockaunboy Holy Well, Saint Mochonna's Holy Well
James Feeney
Kockaunboy Holy Well, Saint Mochonna's Holy Well
James Feeney

Townland: Fairhill, Feakle

Description of Holy Well and Landscape Setting

This holy well is at the top of a hillock in a meadow. The well is marked by a small collection of low stones. The place where the spring would emerge could at one time be seen, but there was no water present at the time of the research visit.

Saint and Feast Day Associated with Holy Well

There seems to be no visitations at Saint Mochonna’s Well in living memory.  Mochonna is an Irish saint most strongly associated with Columcille’s Scottish island of Iona. His feast-day is given as 26th January.

Natural Heritage around the Holy Well

The well is in a green space in the middle of a working meadow. At the time of the research visit the area beside the well had been recently cut for silage. The well is intact and is not disturbed.

Heritage Attractions Nearby

Feakle Village and the fishing lakes of East Clare are within a 15 minute drive of the well site.

Additional Information

Saint Mochonna may have been a Bishop in the Herbides in Scotland.

Discover More…

Clare County Library

Record of Monuments and Places Number

RMP-CL020-010

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