Tobersenan, Tobar Sheanáin, Teernagloghane

Tobersenan, Tobar Sheanáin, Teernagloghane
James Feeney
Tobersenan, Tobar Sheanáin, Teernagloghane
James Feeney
Tobersenan, Tobar Sheanáin, Teernagloghane
James Feeney

Townland: Teernagloghane, Kilmacduane

Description of Holy Well and Landscape Setting

The well is located south-west of  Cooraclare Village, a few hundred meters off the R483. It lies in a sloping field behind a two story house, on the far side of the hedge. There is some debate as to which side of the hedge the well was located and the exact location of the well was not clearly determined.

In 1839 the Ordnance Survey inspectors wrote:
‘There is another Holy Well in the Townland of Carhoo, a little to the west of Cooraclare Village, dedicated to Saint Seanan at which Stations continue still to be performed’.

Saint and Feast Day associated with Holy Well

This is one of many holy wells in west Clare dedicated to Saint Senan of Scattery Island or Inis Cathaigh. His feast day is 8th March. Practice at the holy well has long since ceased.  An older local spoke of his sister visiting the well with flowers as a youngster.

Natural Heritage around the Holy Well

The well lies in wet marshy ground and there appears to be several springs present in the area.

Heritage Attractions Nearby

Cooraclare Village is five minutes from the holy well site and Kilrush Town lies to the west. Doonbeg Hotel is a 15 minute drive from the holy well.

Discover More…

Clare County Library

Clare County Library 2

Ordnance Survey Letters, Royal Irish Academy

Ordnance Survey Letters, Ask About Ireland

Record of Monuments and Places Number


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