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Laghtsenan, Leacht Sheanáin Holy Well, Moylougha
This holy well is a part of a larger sacred landscape that begins with a cairn of stones northeast of the well, known as Senan’s Altar. The well has constant clear water. Above the spring is a glass enclosure containing a large effigy of the saint. A wall with some domestic hedging protects the site. There are two torn bushes to the north east of the well and a large flag-stone lying on the ground here. This is said to mark the home or birthplace of Saint Senan.
Quarries in Kilrush and Killimer
Michael Gilligan Introduction Quarries were a main source of employment in the Kilrush and Killimer area between the 1850’s and 1950’s. ...
Saint Senan's Holy Well, Tobersenan, Tobar Sheanáin, Leadmore East
This well lies in a natural hollow in a grazing field on the exit road from Kilrush to Kilkee. The well is signposted and had a pathway from the road to the well, with concrete pillars and wire segregating the path. Sometime in the past the surrounds were breached to connect the track to the field on both sides.
Tober Carroll, Tobar Cearbhall, Killcarroll
Saint Carrroll's Holy well lies at the end of a tertiary road, off the R473, in the townland of Kilcarroll. The Holy Well site is about 150 meters from the graveyard in the eastern corner of a field adjoining the farm. The site lies in a hollow and is overgrown. No water was noted in the well at the time of the research visit.
Toberaniddaun, Saint Senan's Holy Well, Feagarroge
The name Toberanniddaun may originate from the word 'nead' or nid, meaning a nest in Irish. It is generally agreed locally that this well is dedicated to Saint Senan. The well consists of a shelter in the little river on the Vandeleur Estate, beside Kilrush town. The structure slows the stream flow sufficiently to allow pilgrims to reach into the well. The Vandeleur demesne is now managed by a local comm...
Tobersenan, Tobar Sheanáin, Scattery Island
This holy well is in a field to the west of the round tower on Scattery Island. Having also served as the village well, it is extra large, measuring approximately 4 x 2 metres, with a strong concreted wall as a surround...
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