The Crahera Spa

The spa, located on the farm of Ambrose O’Dea in Crahera, was a great attraction. It consisted of a well containing water with a strong mineral content. It attracted large crowds on the Sunday afternoons throughout the summer. They drank large quantities of the water from the well and took supplies home. Smaller attendances were common on the fine evenings. It was usual for the patrons to dance a few sets on these visits. The attendance levels declined through the 1960s. I understand the spa well no longer exists, having been removed during land reclamation in the area some years ago.

Its former location is identified in the map of Crahera Bog.