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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
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
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
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.
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
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!