West of The Round Tower lies St. Senan’s Well, famed for centuries for its miraculous powers. It was said to be there as a result of the efforts of St. Senan and an Angel. The story goes, that the Angel directed Senan to a spot on the ground, where he rooted his staff, and a Well sprang forth. He then set down his staff beside the Well and a hazel tree grew from the staff.
On Easter Monday “The Rounds” were done, which involved prayers around the Well. When it was not possible to go to Kilrush due to inclement weather to get Mass, the Islanders would pray at the Well.
The Well itself is a deep rectangular Well with steps leading down to what supplied the Island with water.
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