Saint Patrick's Well, Magherakeel

Situated in the Derg Valley along the ancient pilgrimage trail to Lough Derg, one of Ireland’s most important ecclesiastical centres, lies a holy well known locally, as Tober Patrick.

It is said St. Patrick stopped here to quench his thirst on his return from a period of Lenten sacrifice on the nearby island of Lough Derg. Close to the well is ‘The Plain of the Church’ or Magherakeel Monastic Site, dating from early Christian times (6th century). A small section of the wall remains of what was St. Caireall’s Church which was named after the founder or local patron saint.
NB. As we do not have exact location information, this is a map of the local area.

Opening times:

Free admission always. Limited disability access.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Strabane Tourist Information Centre

Location / Directions

Portstewart is about 3 miles from Coleraine from which is connected by the A2 and B185. The well is at the town end of the Strand and can be reached.
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