Tobernaneeve, Tobar na Naoimh, Ballymacloon East
Townland: Ballymacloon East, Baile Mhic Glúin Thoir, Quin
Description of Holy Well and Landscape Setting
This well is located in a grazing field and is marked by an island of small trees, mostly whitethorn. There is a mass rock and a cillín in the immediate area. The well itself is no longer evident.
Saint and Feast Day Associated with Holy Well
The well is known as Tobar na Naoimh, the ‘Well of the Saints’. As such, it has no specific feast day. There no longer appears to be any visitations to the well.
Natural Heritage around the Holy Well
Whitethorns surround the well site. Stones towards the centre of the site most likely mark the spring opening.
Heritage Attractions Nearby
The area is close to Quin Village where there is a very fine Franciscan Friary. Craggaunowen Heritage Park and Knappogue Castle are also nearby.
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
Part I. Topography of Thomond
Record of Monuments and Places Number
Surveyed by Michael Houlihan