St. Michaels Well, Ballinskelligs, Kerry, Ireland – Things to See and Do

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: October 15, 2013
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Kerry
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From the mid 18th century the waters from St. Michael's well located in Dún Gégan, Ballinskelligs were thought to have miraculous powers curing blindness and lameness.  On St. Michael’s Feast day, the 29th September and sometimes called the Pattern or Pattern day, huge crowds would attend, drink the water and the pilgrims stayed for two days. They sometimes then took a pilgrimage walk from Ballinskelligs to Portmageee and Valentia Island visiting other holy wells on the way.

 

1. St. Michaels Well, Ballinskelligs, Kerry, Ireland - Things to See and Do

Altitude: 29 m