Our Lady's Well or Tobermurry, Tobar Muire, Kilmacduane
Description of Holy Well and Landscape Setting
This holy well stand inside a circular wall beside the local graveyard. The well was significantly renovated in recent years and is in excellent condition. It is clear that it is still held in affection by the local community.
Saint and Feast Day Associated with Holy Well
Tobermurry or Tobar Muire is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The feast day associated with the well is 15th August. Devotion at this well in August may be overshadowed by the large congregations who visit another Our Lady’s Well nearby at Drumellihy.
The well is references in the records of the Ordnance Survey, 1839:
‘There is another Holy Well in the Townland of Kil-Mac-A-Dubhain dedicated to the Virgin Mary, at which Stations still continue to be performed.’
Natural Heritage around the Holy Well
There is fresh tree planting in the field in which the well stands.
Heritage Attractions Nearby
Cooraclare village is located a few minutes from the well site. It offers food and refreshments. The area is only a short distance from the west coast.
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