If there is one article in the 2022 issue of the Skibbereen & District Historical Society Journal that will gain universal approval, it is Amanda Clarke’s piece about holy wells in County Cork, with particular reference to Skibbereen and the Mizen peninsula.

It is a fantastically informative and beautifully illustrated piece and a pleasure to read.

On St Bridget’s Day 2016 Amanda set out on a quest to visit every holy well in the county, where possible.

Amanda’s findings are recorded on her blog https://holywellscorkandkerry.com/blog and her research to date represents a very valuable body of work.

The 2022 Journal is selling for €12 and is available in shops in Skibbereen and around west Cork.

This year’s Journal, and a selection of back issues, can also be purchased online at https://biblio.ie/…/coolim-books-skibbereen/shj/39607814

The Holy Wells of County Cork

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