A 5k Treasure moment

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Thank you so much to @mariamoynihan and the @irishcountryliving for including St.Brigid’s Well in her #5k treasures in this weeks @farmersjournal As you guys know it’s a little hidden gem here that so many of us love especially in these tougher times for so many Don’t ever hesitate guys to private message me guys if I can light a candle for you Thank you again @mariamoynihan 💚 Re Posted • @irishcountryliving Caítríona Considine might live just 1.5km from the Cliffs of Moher; but there is another treasure closer to her home, and heart. Caítríona has been exploring her own patch of the Wild Atlantic Way within her 5km radius, but while the deserted Cliffs of Moher are “surreal but beautiful”, it’s St Bridget’s Well right across the road that is the real draw. “The local folklore is that St Bridget travelled Ireland and stopped there. It’s known as a healing well since,” explains Caítríona. “So there would be great faith in St Bridget here in terms of her healing powers, but also for animals and because we’re a farming community, over the years people would go in there if they had a sick cow and get some water for the cow. “My father-in-law used to tell us as well that if you saw an eel in the water, your request would be granted. So I always tell the visitors here to look out for the eel. I’ve never seen one yet, but I keep looking!” Caítríona says that people “in a rush to the cliffs” can overlook the well, though she often directs her customers there. There is an old well house that was built in the 1830s by an MP at the time, Cornelius O’Brien, as thanksgiving after he sent for water from the well after falling ill and recovered. There are always candles flickering and visitors often leave momentos of loved ones who are sick or have passed away. #5kteasures #clare

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