Toberandillure, Tobar an Duilliúr, The Leafy Well, Kilnacrandy
Townland: Kilnacrandy, Quin
Description of Holy Well and Landscape Setting
The well lies on the south side of R469, about three kilometres east of Quin Village, in a large grazing field. The well forms part of a stream on the north side of a copse of trees where a small flow emerges.
Saint and Feast Day Associated with Holy Well
This holy well has no remembered patron saint. Between this well and Toberkeeghaun a little further south, there is a cillín or children’s burial ground on Knocknakilla Hill. The presence of holy wells and cillíní in close proximity to each other is very common across Clare. The wells were most likely where people came to pray for those buried in the cillíní.
Natural Heritage around the Holy Well
The well lies within a dense covering of mostly small trees – alder, holly and thorns. Outside of the immediate area of the well is grassland.
Heritage Attractions Nearby
A magnificent 14th century Franciscan Friary is in nearby Quin Village, as is St. Finghin’s Church. Knappogue Tower House is five minutes from the well.
These sites offer some information on the area where the well is located:
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