Crannabhan Holy Well is situated just outside the quaint village of Kildavin.  The well, which was probably associated with St Finian who was born at nearby Myshall, has welcomed pilgrims since medieval times and in recent years has been restored and maintained by a worker on the Carlow Rural Social Scheme. It draws many visitors and pilgrims over the year, and particularly in May when many come to attend the annual Mass which is said there.

The beauty of the area speaks for itself. At this time of the year Nature and Spring are at their best, with an array of daffodils in bloom. But there are also the well maintained grass areas, which reflects the hard work and immense pride that local farmer and Rural Social Scheme worker Luke Hayden takes in the upkeep of the well under the supervision and support of Rural Social Scheme Supervisor Niamh Murphy.

Crannabhan is truly a picturesque landmark in the area and is certainly a worthwhile project for the Rural Social Scheme to be involved with. It plays a significant role in heritage projects such as this while providing valuable support to participants.

The RSS scheme is funded by the Department of Social Protection.  In the last budget,  more funding was allocated to the Scheme which means there are extra places all around the country. If you are interested in any details of the RSS scheme do not hesitate to contact Niamh at 086 0418554