Tobernagilkagh, also known as Tober na nOlc, Curratober
Townland Curratober, Iniscealtra
Description of Holy Well and Landscape Setting
The well lies a short distance to the north-west of Mountshannon village, just north of local road L4018, beside two streams. A sign on the road indicates its presence.
Saint and Feast Day Associated with Holy Well
Tobernagilkagh or in Irish ‘Tobar na n-giolcach’, means ‘The Well of the Reeds’ or ‘The Well of the Reedy Place’. This well is clearly named for the environment where it is situated and the name of the well has no religious affiliation. It may have served as a ‘tobar leighis’ or health well in the past, which would explain where there is no religious engagement with the well today. The stream which comes from the well is signposted at the nearby road and people do occasionally take water from here.
Heritage Attractions Nearby
The village of Mountshannon is less than ten minutes from the holy well site. As well as offering refreshments, the village serves as the gateway to Lough Derg and the monastic site at Holy Island or Inis Cealtra.
The townland where the well is located, Curratober, in Irish ‘Currach an Tobair’ means ‘The Moor of the Well.’
Record of Monuments and Places Number
RMP – CL029-007