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St. Brigid's Well, County Clare

St. Brigid's Well
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites • Monuments & Statues
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Beautiful statue of St. Brigid, one of Ireland's greatest female saints who is thought to have lived in the sixth century and credited with founding the convent at Kildare.
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SkipperBill2
Belvidere, IL646 contributions
Out of the Way Place worth a Visit
Oct 2019
We enjoyed the history and the easy ability to reach out and touch a religious experience. Certainly worth a stop.
Written 30 September 2020
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Caioncola
Limerick, Ireland20 contributions
Fav place
Dec 2019
A must see, a must visit, a must place to go if you are in Liscannor. make sure you take a candle to light and a bottle for some water!
Written 6 January 2020
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KQueen
Ireland56 contributions
Mother and Daughter time.
Jan 2020
This is a Holy place to honor St. Bridget I am sure healing has happened from this well. The fair his strong here.
Written 5 January 2020
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travelerfromsj
San Jose, CA1,591 contributions
Holy well
Sep 2019
This is one of the oldest holy wells, and also one of the more elaborate ones in Ireland. It consists of a statue of St. Brigid inside a small garden, and two water sources. One of the water sources is inside of a small white building, the inside of which visitors have covered with beads, pictures of loved ones, notes, and other offerings. Be aware that tour buses sometimes stop here, so it can get crowded.

This is also one of the easier holy wells to access since it’s just off the road that goes by the Cliffs of Moher. If you’re coming south from the Cliffs on R478, the well will be on your right, after Considine’s Bar but before O’Brien’s monument. Just turn right on the street just before O’Brien’s Monument, and there should be parking spaces on the right.
Written 12 October 2019
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sheffieldeats
Sheffield, UK1,972 contributions
Heart of Ireland
Sep 2019 • Couples
This is the heart of old Ireland, predating Christianity, which came along and absorbed what what was important to the local population - the life-giving properties of water. Do find it.
Written 11 September 2019
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jsar2r
Green Brook, NJ41 contributions
If it’s on your way
Jun 2019 • Family
If it’s on your way and you can safely stop, it’s kind of a cool experience. Bring along a small candle and a match so you can light a candle. Some folks wrote notes to loved ones on rocks and left rosaries or other effects.
Written 26 June 2019
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia4,738 contributions
Reputed to have healing powers
May 2019 • Friends
The nearby monument caught my attention and I decided to check it out. I locating somewhere to park I ended up close to this grotto. All of us decided to have a look before looking at the monument.
Nice grotto with a statue of the virgin enclosed in weatherproof covering, a sign indicating what to do and the prayer to say. Legend has it that if you see an eel in the well you will have good fortune and if sick you will be cured. No eels. The faithful have left a plethora of statues, rosary beads, medals and notes of intercession in the cave like structure behind the statue. Water flow was at a trickle. Worth a stop irrespective of religious beliefs and also worth the climb to have a look at the old cemetery.
I do query the TA address for this well, it is located on the R478 at Derreen, between Liscannor and the Cliffs of Moher. All reviews seem to refer to this location and photos uploaded are similar to my records.
Written 13 June 2019
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Maureen
4 contributions
Nearly impossible to find
May 2019
It's right on the motorway, but we drove around and past it several times, because it isn't marked. We met a local while visiting who told us there is a book on all the religious monuments like this one. We got enough out of this to not feel the need to visit the others. Definitely worth it, especially if you like "off the beaten path".
Written 12 June 2019
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Nellepretzel2004
28 contributions
Excellent quick stop, free and we'll maintained
Jun 2019 • Couples
Made quick stop to visit this holy well. It is well maintained and rather cute. Plus it's free. Worth a quick stop to visit. Its on the way to/from the cliffs. Limited parking.
Written 7 June 2019
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Bríd 🐴
Western Ireland, Ireland3,713 contributions
A Firm Favourite !
Jun 2019 • Solo
As holy wells go, this is one of the more spectacular, with its cave like entrance and huge collection of intercession tokens posted all around the entrance .
The well is on the main road up from Liscannor up to the Cliffs of Moher .
It has a well established “ round ,” which is a list of prayers and walking you do around the well to seek the intercession of St . Brigid.
Written 2 June 2019
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