ME00838 - CASTLEKEERAN - Ritual site - holy well

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Located at the bottom of a SE-facing knoll of limestone outcrop in an enclosed area (dims c. 50m NW-SE; c. 20-30m NE-SW) devoted to it. The well is dedicated to St Kerran, whose church site (ME016-009----) is c. 350m to the NE. The well is a natural spring (dims c. 2m WNW-ESE; c. 1m NNE-SSW; D 0.2-0.4m) in a cleft in the rock (H c. 1m), with a young ash tree festooned with rags overlooking it. Coins are in the well and a shrine with statues is at the hilltop c. 30m to the NW. A stream runs E and SE from the well to join a larger stream that enters the NW-SE River Balckwater just N of the church site. Compiled by: Michael Moore Date of upload: 30 March 2016

Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

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