Saint Earnan's Well, beside Kilmurry Graveyard

Saint Earnan's Well, beside Kilmurry Graveyard
James Feeney
Saint Earnan's Well, beside Kilmurry Graveyard
James Feeney
Saint Earnan's Well, beside Kilmurry Graveyard
James Feeney
Saint Earnan's Well, beside Kilmurry Graveyard
James Feeney
Saint Earnan's Well, beside Kilmurry Graveyard
James Feeney
Coffin Rest, Kilmurry Graveyard
James Feeney

Townland: Killernan, Kilmurry-Ibrickan

Description of Holy Well and Landscape Setting

The well stands in open ground outside the wall of Killearnan graveyard. Near the well in the wall of the graveyard is a coffin resting stone. A faint grass path leads to the well. This was likely used by hearses.

Saint and Feast Day Associated with Holy Well

Killernan  is also known as ‘Cill Earnáin’. The townland and church of Killernan are named for Earnáin, who was a colleague of Colum Cille.
Donal de Barra wrote in 2007:
‘There are two holy wells in the immediate vicinity of the graveyard. One is dedicated to Our Lady and is very well maintained, the other is devoted to St Ernan and receives somewhat less attention.’

Natural Heritage around the Holy Well

The well stands on rough ground of heather and fionnán grass outside the wall of the graveyard. The site is elevated  with fine views all around.

Heritage Attractions Nearby

Continuing west will bring the visitor to Milltown Malbay and the Atlantic Coast of Clare.

Discover More…

Clare County Library

Killernan Graveyard, Donal de Barra

Record of Monuments and Places Number

CL039-012

 

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