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Ordnance Survey Letters by John O'Donovan and Eugene Curry, 1839
Parish of Kilfenora (e)
The well of Saint Fachtna, still called
Tobar Fachtna, is situated a little distance north of the Church, having
a small stone roofed building over it, in the east side of which there
is inserted a cut stone with the following inscription in plain characters:-
The common name of this well is Buallán Fachtna, Bullan being a general name throughout the upper part of this County for all those circular small springs that spout up out of the limestone rocks.
We have the following few notices of Kilfenora from the Annals of the Four Masters:-
The Annals of Munster tell us that Morogh O’Brien burnt the Abbey of Kilfenora, and slew many people therein, A.D. 1055. - Archdall Mon. Hib.