Colman’s Well, Oughtmama, A Burren Walk

Saint Colman’s Pattern Day is celebrated on October 29th. Colman of Kilmacduagh’s date of birth is unknown, probably circa AD 560. The annals say he died on October 29th., AD 632 at Oughtmama, where he had established a monastic site in a fertile valley in the pass between Turlough Hill and the Hag’s Bit Hill (Greim Chailligh in Irish).
Colman’s Pattern Day is remembered annually on October 29th. at the reputed place of his birth, at Corker, Gort, County Galway, in the Burren Lowlands, where a holy well with a cure for eyesight ailments, marks the location where Rena gave birth to her son, Colman.

In the past Colman’s Well at Oughtmama, which is an eyesight holy well also, was visited on November 5th. every year.

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I will meet you there !” – Rumi


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