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St. Brendan's Well

Valentia Island, Ireland
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Wasted journey almost ruined the car

We carefully followed the signs off the main road onto a rough dirt road, which was slow going for... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2015
Sheffield, United Kingdom
wasted journey

red about it but when we followed the sign post it was impossible to find it. parked on the end of... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2015
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Reviewed 31 August 2015

We carefully followed the signs off the main road onto a rough dirt road, which was slow going for a long time. The road eventually became rougher and rougher, becoming completely impassable with GIGANTIC potholes big enough to get stuck in or to trash the...More

3  Thank Poly_Tribe
Reviewed 26 August 2015

red about it but when we followed the sign post it was impossible to find it. parked on the end of a bumpy road to find no sign of where it was

Thank vincent555
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Some nice views on the approach road, unfortunatly which services this holy well ,is riddled with serious potholes .On arrival at the well. there are several early christian carved crosses, and there is a good religious ora in the vicinity .It is advisable to walk...More

2  Thank Skellig G
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Finding St. Brendan's well is not an easy task. It is found in an area of Valentia Island that does not appear to have working farms or many inhabitants. The road was muddy from recent rains, and we had to pull over, park, and walk...More

2  Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Worth going to see if in the area. Leave car at o'shea's old pub, 4x4 or strong walking boots required as track very badly potholed

1  Thank gmccanny68
Reviewed 23 June 2015

We stopped by and it is not an attraction that I would suggest driving out of your way for, but worth a stop if you are nearby. It is a sacred place and historical to be sure, but the views are also wonderful from the...More

Thank California-Yankee
Reviewed 17 June 2015

It is a wee bit difficult to find and the road is pot holed but leave your car behind for a wonderful wander through the fields. Follow the road in and it is well marked. The well itself is very spiritual and one gets a...More

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 27 May 2015

There is one sign post from the main road for the well, however you are on your own after that. The route is not signed posted after this and as advised in other reviews the road is very badly pot holed. The "O'Sheas pub" building...More

3  Thank Mrs_Pud1
Reviewed 8 October 2014

St. Brendan's Well is tricky to get to as the dirt road is full of potholes. The well where St. Brendan the Navigator is supposed to have baptized two locals is very interesting and overflowing with prayer mementoes from those who have prayed and visited...More

1  Thank Huldah
Reviewed 19 September 2014 via mobile

Despite the poor road conditions I would recommend to park at the closed O Sheas pub and walk the sort distance over the huge potholes to arrive and the holy well of St.Brendan. Well work a visit and you get to over look the blanket...More

Thank Stephanie B
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