Toberdoran, Saint Dooran's Holy Well, Tobar Dorán, Dodhrán, once known as Saint Breckan's Well
Townland: Noughaval, Doora
Description of Holy Well and Landscape Setting
The well is located on private land, removed from local activity. The well has a dry stone lining and the water source seems to have dried up. The old Carntemple Church, possibly founded by Saint Breckan, patron saint of the parish, lies in this area.
Saint and Feast Day Associated with Holy Well
This well is dedicated to Saint Dodhrán, sometimes referred to as Saint Odhrán by locals. Dodhrán is not well known, though he is associated with other churches and wells in the area. Breckan is perhaps the better known saint and the parish church is dedicated to him.
Natural Heritage around the Holy Well
Low bushes and some small alders and blackthorns grow in the area around the well.
Heritage Attractions Nearby
Doora Parish Church is 2 kilometres south of the well site. Ennis Town is 5 kilometres away.
Frost, J 1893, ‘The History and Topography of the County of Clare: From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the 18th Century’, Sealy, Bryers & Walker, Dublin
Record of Monument and Places Number
Surveyed by Michael Houlihan