Tobar Phádraig or St. Patrick’s well, was a place of pilgrimage, traditionally visited in July. On the way to Leenane you will see a signpost for ‘Leaba Phádraig’ (Patrick’s bed) and Tobar Phádraig (Patrick’s well).
The well was believed to cure cattle as well as some human ills. In recent years, the annual pilgrimage to Mám Éan was revived after having been closed down in the early 20th century because of the heavy drinking and occasional fighting that went hand in hand with the day.
There are now three pilgrimage days to Mám Éan; St. Patrick Day, Good Friday & 1st Sunday in August.