Category Archives: Holy Well

New Year’s Day Hike to St. Finnian’s Well

We really wanted to start the New Year off with a delightful wander in the sunshine and a quest for a blessing. Although the air was frosty and crisp, we decided a hike to St.Finnian’s well was in order. You … Continue reading

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Stories of Heaven and Hell on the Glengarriff Road to Castletownbere

Driving  back home late one afternoon from Glengarriff (Gleann Garbh in Irish, meaning “Rough glen”) we happened upon another Marian Shrine tucked into the hillside.When I stepped out of the car I could hear the familiar sound of running water. … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, Cahirkeem, County Cork, Ireland

One of the things I love about traveling around the Beara Peninsula is discovering all the surprises tucked away here and there across the countryside. Some of my favourites include the many Marian shrines and grottos tucked into the sides … Continue reading

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St.Finnian’s Well, Castletownbere, County Cork Ireland

A few evenings ago we were hunting for a holy well and finally discovered it at the end of an old farm track, at the top of a grassy knoll. The area surrounding the well is an ancient ritual site … Continue reading

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Hunting for a Holy Well

I’ve been spending some time exploring the maps at Archaeology.ie and happily discovered an ancient holy well, enclosure, and ritual site very close to my home. The site was within walking distance and the evening was warm, bright and calm … Continue reading

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