Tobermochulla, Tobar Mochulla, Tobar Mochuille, Lahardaun

Tobermochulla, Tobar Mochulla, Tobar Mochuille, Lahardaun
James Feeney
Tobermochulla, Tobar Mochulla, Tobar Mochuille, Lahardaun
James Feeney
Tobermochulla, Tobar Mochulla, Tobar Mochuille, Lahardaun
James Feeney
Tobermochulla, Tobar Mochulla, Tobar Mochuille, Lahardaun
James Feeney

Townland: Lahardaun, Tulla

Description of Holy Well and Landscape Setting

This holy well is a short distance south of the R466, on the way to O’Callaghan’s Mills. It lies in private pastureland. There are several large oak trees here that may be sustained by the water flow which originally fed the spring.  A large oak tree occupies what may once have been the well space. No sign of a well remains.

The Ordnance Survey Letters, 1839 record:
‘There is another little place of the same description in the Townland of Leathardan, called Tubber-Mochuille burying ground from being situated near that Well.’

Saint and Feast Day Associated with Holy Well

The 1842 Ordnance Survey map references ecclesiastical remains and a cillín, burial ground on unconsecrated earth, in the area. This may have been an important well in the past, associated with a religious community. However, the well has been out of use for a long time and is barely remembered in the locality.

Ordnance Survey Letters, 1839:
‘There is no holy or Patron Day remembered in the Parish. There are several wells in some of the neighbouring parishes dedicated to St. Mochuille, who, it would appear, was more venerated that the immediate Patrons of those Parishes… According to the Irish Calendar…St. Mochuille was venerated …on the 12th day of June.’

Natural Heritage around the Holy Well

The well is at the centre of a grazing field. There is an oak tree at the well site and several others growing nearby.

Heritage Attractions Nearby

The town of Tulla is a 10-15 minute drive from the holy well site. The 15th century Saint Mary’s Church is on the little hill at the centre of the town. Food and accommodation can also be found in Tulla.

Additional Information

Ordnance Survey Letters, 1839 :
‘There is another little place of the same description in the Townland of Leathardan, called Tubber-Mochuille burying ground from being situated near that Well’.

Discover More…

Clare County Library

Ordnance Survey Letters, Royal Irish Academy

Ordnance Survey Letters, Ask About Ireland

 

Record of Monuments and Places Number

RMP-CL035-07202

 

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