Toberaun Holy Well, Attyslaney South
Townland: Attyslaney South
Description of Holy Well and Landscape Setting
The holy well is located on a raised ridge of limestone pavement between two long narrow turloughs. It lies in a small grass and scrub depression, near a solitary large tree. It is surrounded by a fairly loose circular stone wall about 2 metres in diameter and 1 metre high. At the time of the research visit, the water was about 0.75 metres deep and covered in floating small-leaved pond weed.
Saint and Feast Day Associated with Holy Well
There is no known dedication to a saint at this holy well. The feast day and any cures associated with the holy well have also fallen out of memory.
A local farmer who had been in the area all of his life was unaware the well existed. An elderly local lady did know of the well and said that in dry summers in the early to mid 1900s, her parents used it as a water supply. However, transporting water across 100-200 metres of rough pavement must have been a challenge, as there are no signs of any easy path.
Natural Heritage around the Holy Well
The well is located in an area of typical Burren Lowlands limestone pavement, between two turloughs. A turlough a seasonal lake or pond, often found in a low-lying area on limestone which becomes flooded in wet weather
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