St Brigid celebrated at famous Liscannor well

St Brigid celebrated at famous Liscannor well


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

A steady stream of visitors have been descending upon one of the country’s best known Holy Well’s in north Clare.

St. Brigid’s Well in Liscannor is regarded as a place of healing and the spring at the well known site is is located in a narrow man-built ‘cave’ which is filled with photos, statues, rosaries and medals which have been left over the years by pilgrims.

Located on the Wild Atlantic Way, close to the world famous Cliffs of Moher, locals, tourists and passersby are drawn to the site which also has a statue of St. Brigid in a glass case.

Aside from the daily visitors to the well, pilgrims turn out in larger numbers particularly on the feast of St. Brigid (February 1st) but also and the feast of the Assumption in August.

Since early morning, despite the poor weather, hundreds of individuals and small groups have been visiting the site where they have been filling bottles from the well. People have been travelling from as far away as Connemara.

Others have been pulling up on the roadside and popping in to say a quick prayer before leaving again. Others however have been spending longer periods praying and strolling around the split-level site.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.