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1st Feb 2021
to 31st Oct 2021

Age Range
All ages

Holy Wells Project

There are 241 Holy Wells listed in the Record of Monuments and Places for County Clare. Some are well known and currently have well established pattern days. The practice of visitation to Holy Wells specifically in Clare is now part of Ireland's National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage and this project has informed and supported this recognition. The traditions, oral heritage and customs surrounding Holy Wells are a very important aspect of our intangible heritage.

Michael Houlihan and Tony Kirby have surveyed these wells through the Heritage Section of Clare County Council. These records will be uploaded to the iCAN Clare County Community Heritage Network website here to raise awareness among the public about their local Holy Wells. 

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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