Tobarkeedy Holy Well, Cross
Description of Holy Well and Landscape Setting
This holy well is located in a grazing field beside the south east corner of Kilkeedy Church and graveyard enclosure. It is surrounded by a solidly built circular enclosure wall, 4 metres in diameter and 1 metre in height and its entrance is next to the graveyard wall. It is likely that there would have been a direct path to the holy well, but that corner of the graveyard is now overgrown with scrub and briars. The area inside the well enclosure is totally overgrown with some quite large trees and bushes. These obscure any view of the well or water source.
Saint and Feast Day Associated with Holy Well
Kilkeedy Church and holy well are dedicated to Saint Caoide.
The pattern day associated with the holy well is 3rd March and the well is said to hold a cure for eye ailments. There were no votive offerings present at the well at the time of the research visit.
Natural Heritage around the Holy Well
The well is in the narrow entrance area of a small field of improved pasture. The field is bounded by typical stone walls and mixed hedgerows and trees.
Brew, F 1998, The Parish of Kilkeedy: a local history, published by Author, Tubber
Record of Monuments and Places Number
RMP – CL011-0022006