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Chibbyr Karrin & The Corrody

Holy Well and Tholtans

by Bernadette Weyde

Lovely visit last week to the tholtans and well.  Blue skies and a deceptively piercing wind on occasion, it was like needles penetrating exposed skin.  I could not tell if there was any water in the well though the basin area appeared damp.

This well adjoins the little church on Corrody farm, which was probably dedicated to a St. Ciaran, of whom there were many. But two of these saints were more distinguished than the others, St. Ciaran of Clonmacnoise and St. Ciaran of Ossory.

It is significant that the surname Mylecharaine is found in the neighbourhood; the name is from the Irish. ‘Mac Giolla Ciardin’, son of Ciaran’s servant.

See the well record on my other site for location details: Isle of Man Wells’ record.

(acknowledgement: The Place-Names of the Isle of Man With their Origin and History by JJ Kneen (1925))

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