Tobersenan, Tobar Sheanáin, Rinemackaderrig

Cloontyconnaught Holy Well, Iniscaltra Parish
James Feeney
Cloontyconnaught Holy Well, Iniscaltra Parish
James Feeney
Cloontyconnaught Holy Well, Iniscaltra Parish
James Feeney
Cloontyconnaught Holy Well, Iniscaltra Parish
James Feeney
Tobersenan, Tobar Sheanáin, Rinemackaderrig
James Feeney

Townland: Rinemackaderrig, Moyarta

Description of Holy Well and Landscape Setting

The well is west of the 15th century McMahon Tower House at Carrigaholt. It lies on the stony shoreline, close to Carrigaholt Cottage. Unlike the nearby well Tobercreadane, it is not signposted. The site has been recently fenced and is not always accessible due to tides.

Saint and Feast Day associated with Holy Well

This is another well dedicated to Saint Seanán of Inis Cathaigh, whose island lies a little further east in the Shannon Estuary. 8th March is Saint Seanán’s feast day though it is unlikely there has been pilgrimage activity at this holy well in a long time. There is little memory of this well remaining.

Natural Heritage around the Holy Well

The well is located on a very stony shoreline. There is no significant foliage at the site, other than kelp and seaweeds.

Heritage Attractions Nearby

The village of Carrigaholt is nearby. To the west of the village is a Napoleonic gun battery. Further west again is the fascinating coastline of Loop Head with its geology, sunken forests and archaeology. Good food, especially fish, may be sampled locally

Additional Information

The well is beside the fishing village of Carrigaholt. The area around the village was among the last areas in Clare to be Irish speaking. Near the village, The O’Curry College, Coláiste Eoghain Uí Chomhraídhe, still functions as an Irish language summer school.

Discover More…

Clare County Library

 

Record of Monuments and Places Number

RMP-CL065-10003

 

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