Toberandillure, Tobar an Duilliúr, The Leafy Well, Kilnacrandy

Toberandillure, Tobar an Duilliúr, ‘The Leafy Well’, Kilnacrandy
James Feeney
Toberandillure, Tobar an Duilliúr, ‘The Leafy Well’, Kilnacrandy
James Feeney
Toberandillure, Tobar an Duilliúr, ‘The Leafy Well’, Kilnacrandy
James Feeney
Toberandillure, Tobar an Duilliúr, ‘The Leafy Well’, Kilnacrandy
James Feeney

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.

Discover More…

Clare County Library

These sites offer some information on the area where the well is located:

Quin, County Clare

Clare.ie, Quin

Record of Monuments and Places Number

RMP-CL043-038

 

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