Out in the boggy west of the island, with its lonely vistas worthy of some lost world, look for signs for this ancient religious site that still attracts a smattering of pilgrims. Legend has it that St. Brendan 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.

Note: as the well is located in a bog, wellington boots may be necessary to access the site!

St. Brendan's Well | Valentia Island


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