Tobermurry, Tobar Muire, Lackannashinnagh

Tobermurry, Tobar Muire, Lackannashinnagh
James Feeney
Tobermurry, Tobar Muire, Lackannashinnagh
James Feeney
Tobermurry, Tobar Muire, Lackannashinnagh
James Feeney
Tobermurry, Tobar Muire, Lackannashinnagh
James Feeney

Townland: Lackannashinnagh, Leacain na Seannach, perhaps  meaning the ‘Hillock of the Fox’, Kiladysert

Description of Holy Well and Landscape Setting

The well is on the south side of the Ennis-Killadysert Road. It lies on a slope before a private house, on its own patch of ground. It is still structurally sound.

Saint and Feast Day Associated with Holy Well

The well is known as Tobermurry or Tobar Muire, meaning Mary’s Well. It is one of many wells dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary in County Clare. The well is decorated in the Marian colours of blue and white. The well is visited on 15th August and informally through the year.

Natural Heritage around the Holy Well

The area around the holy well is neatly grassed, with some planted flowers.

Heritage Attractions Nearby

Killadysert Village is close by. The area is at the edge of the Shannon Estuary which offers opportunities for fishing and boating.

Additional Information

The History and Topography of the County of Clare, by James Frost, 1893:

‘In the Irish language this parish was called Disertmurtuile, and sometimes Tuaith-na-fearna, from the alder trees which, it would appear, had in olden times grown plentifully there.’

‘Three holy wells are found in the parish; one on Lackanashinnagh, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin; a second at Crovraghan called Tobar Bechain; and a third at Cooga named Tobar Ruadhan.                       

No festivals of those (last) two saints are either celebrated or remembered in the parish.’

Discover More…

Clare County Library

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 Monuments and Places Number

RMP-CL060-018

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