Foohagh Spa Well , Kilkee

Foohagh Spa Well
Haugh family at the Spa, Foohagh. L-R Liam Haugh , Denis Haugh , Denis Haugh of Monomer,Kilrush(with hat), unknown baby, unknown lady (with hat), Maureen Haugh ( girl with hat), Gretta Haugh (nee Haugh), unknown child (no shoes), Bridget Haugh (nee McInerney) of Monmore ,unknown girl, Timothy (Thady) Carmody on whose land the well was situated.
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Foohagh Spa Well showing iron in the water
Foohagh Well

Foohagh Spa Well , Kilkee .

You can find the well by driving out the Dunlicky Road on the Cliff Drive an take the first road on the left just after a sharp bend and you will see well on right hand side of road after about a half mile .

The Well is an abandoned chalybeate well and has a high concentration of iron as can be seen from the colour of the water . It is a tobar leighis or health well and presumably was in its heyday when the spas were operating . It is not a holy well however according to some local people statues and other relics were left to help in curing their ailment . It is one of only 18 chalybeate wells in the British Isles. It was recently restored by the Kilkee Civic Trust


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