St. Brendan’s Well | Valentia Island, Co Kerry

Legend has it that St. Brendan ‘the Navigator’ sailed here from Dingle in the 5th century, scaled the cliffs, found a couple of dying pagans and anointed them – the first Christian converts on the island. It is known as Tobar Olla Bhréanáin, the well of St Brendan’s anointing. There is a leacht or altar built […]

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St. Brendan’s Well | Valentia Island, Co Kerry

Legend has it that St. Brendan ‘the Navigator’ sailed here from Dingle in the 5th century, scaled the cliffs, found a couple of dying pagans and anointed them – the first Christian converts on the island. It is known as Tobar Olla Bhréanáin, the well of St Brendan’s anointing. There is a leacht or altar built […]

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