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St. Brendan's Well

Valentia Island, Ireland
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Lovely Spot For Meditation Or Prayer

I love this spot for a stop to pray and meditate while in the area. The location and views are... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Sanbornton, New Hampshire
Aborted journey

We attempted to reach the Well by car but didn't fancy the potholed road so gave up. What we did... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
via mobile
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“holy wells” (3 reviews)
“ancient stone” (2 reviews)
“cottage” (3 reviews)
Valentia Island, Ireland
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

I love this spot for a stop to pray and meditate while in the area. The location and views are lovely and peaceful.

Thank paidir65
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We attempted to reach the Well by car but didn't fancy the potholed road so gave up. What we did find, though, was a cottage with O'Shea's written on the side in large lettering with the wording 'next pint New York'. This was amazing as...More

Thank ACJHuddersfield
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Saint Brendan the navigator may actually have been the first European to discover America (sorry, Lief Erickson!). Saint Brendan came back, arrived at the cliffs beneath this well and is reputed to have converted some pagan chiefs at this spot. CHARLES LINDBERG FLEW OVER THIS...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We were in Port Magee for a trip to Skellig Michael. The hotel reception told us Valentia was a good trip for the afternoon prior to our boat ride. SO GLAD we went !!! The ride around the island gives some great views and the...More

Thank Jere D
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The road is bumpy, full of potholes and there are no signs on the road telling you you are approaching the well. Please fix the road...

1  Thank SiRi C
Reviewed 4 September 2016

It took some doing and a car that was up off the ground to find this. It has the story behind it but they have not made it a historical marker and easy to find. Fun to drive through country to get there.

1  Thank CountryHarvestUSA
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The "road" has some deep potholes, so a high clearance vehicle would be advantageous. The scenery is beautiful and somewhat remote, and the carved crosses are remarkable.

Thank pblythe
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Very bad road with pot holes to access. Very peaceful place. One of standing stones not accessible due to ditch and field boundaries.

Thank phil r
Reviewed 30 May 2016

The Well was signposted from the main road but no indication of distance. The road got narrower and narrower and then quite rough. Plenty of potholes which as long as you go really slow can be negotiated in a normal car. However, when you go...More

Thank Jenni D
Reviewed 14 September 2015

This place is so beautiful, and the views are unparalleled. The history of Ireland's ancient Holy wells alone is enough to intrigue people, but remember to bring warm clothes and walking shoes, and get out of your car for a true Irish countryside experience!

Thank MissKrista2015
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