Clare has 240 known holy wells, the highest concentration of holy wells of any county in Ireland, while there has been some research carried out on individual holy wells or wells within a select geographical area such as the parish, this is the first comprehensive countywide study.
Tobar Colman Oughtmama
The book begins by exploring the origins and antiquity of holy wells. The author then discusses the Clare group of wells against the social and historical landscape of the county during 19th century, charting the rise and fall of the popularity of devotion at wells, their significance to the community and the slow decline to modern times.
St Inghean Bhaoith’s holy well at…
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