St. Brendans Well, Valentia Island, Kerry

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: June 30, 2013
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Kerry
  • DistanceInstructions
  • Distance0.00 m
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude0 m
  • Peak0 m
  • Climb0 m
  • Descent0 m

Located on the wild and remote west side of the island, St Brendans Well is well worth the visit. Legend has it that St. Brendan 'the Navigator' sailed here from Dingle in the 5th century, scaled the cliffs at Culoo, found a couple of dying pagans and anointed them, making them the first catholic converts on the island. Located near well are three ancient stone crosses from the 7th or 8th century and may have been part of the pilgrimage to the well, with prayers said at each cross. If you visit here it also well worth walking east the the cliffs at Culoo along a well worn path or to Bray Head tower to the west along a signed National Loop Trail walking route. This area is bog so please bring boots, especially after a rainy period.

1. St. Brendans Well, Valentia Island, Kerry

Altitude: 16 m