Cranavane Holy Well

Caranavane, Co. Carlow

Cranavane Holy Well
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About Cranavane Holy Well

Cranavane Holy Well in Caranavane, Co. Carlow.

The holy well at Cranavane is closely associated with the early medieval Barragh church, the ruins of which lie some 400 metres to the west. It was the custom to dip coffins in the water of the well before burial in Barragh graveyard.

The waters of the well are believed to cure a range of ailments including soreness of the eyes, pains and hurt limbs. People from the surrounding area come to the well, particularly in the month of May.


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