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Kenny’s Well: Kilkenny, Co Kilkenny

St Kenny's Well - Photo by Corey Taratuta

St Kenny’s Well – Photo by Corey Taratuta

He goes by several names… Kenny, Cainnech, Canice, Canicus, Kenneth. The 6th century saint even lends his moniker to the city of Kilkenny (church of Kenny). The holy well in his honor is a short walk from the city centre. A stone “house” has been built around the well and a trough directs the holy water into the nearby river. A lovely park has been built around the site, but depending on when you’re there, it could be impeccably maintained or looking a wee bit unkempt.

Written by Corey Taratuta

Corey Taratuta

Corey hosts the Irish Fireside podcast and blog which has been named Best Blog of the Diaspora by the Irish Web Awards. His work has appeared on Google Field Trip, www.Lonely Planet.com, National Public Radio, www.WanderingEducators.com, www.BritMums.com, www.DiscoveryWorld.org, and elsewhere. His web community has been named finalist for the People’s Choice Podcast Awards and Irish Blog Awards, and his Irish travel program has ranked in the iTunes Top 50 Travel Podcasts. Corey’s Tips | Website

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