Newcastle Farm

St Finian's Holy Well

The ancient well in Newcastle Farm townland is dedicated to St Finian of Clonard. Finian was known as "The teacher of the Saints of Ireland". This is a spring fed well, enclosed in a lintelled granite house. The well seems a little neglected. The water was flowing out from the well house, but this may be normal during the winter months. I don't know of any pattern being held here, and there were no votive offerings present during my visit. Locally there are a few stories about cures associated with the well.

Situated: From Newcastle, head south for Athgoe on the L6001. After a few hundred metres take a right turn for Lyons. The Well in hidden in the hedgerow about 250 metres down here on your right beyond the cottages.

Discovery OS Map 50: N 9920 2850. Last visit Jan 2018.

Longitude:  6° 30' 43" W

Latitude:  53° 17' 51" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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