Chibbyr Karrin (173) – Lezayre


Chibbyr Karrin, The Corrody.  Karrin or (St.) Ciaran’s well.

Visited the well May 2023. I could not tell if there was any water in it though the basin area appeared damp.

This well adjoins the little church on Corrody farm, which was probably dedicated to a St. Ciaran, of whom there were many. But two ot these saints were more distinguished than the others, St. Ciaran of Clonmacnoise and St. Ciaran of Ossory. It is significant that the surname Mylecharaine is found in the neighbourhood; the name is from the Irish. ‘Mac Giolla Ciardin’, son of Ciaran’s servant.

(text source: The Place-Names of the Isle of Man With their Origin and History by JJ Kneen (1925))


The Corrody, Lezayre.

Grid reference: SC37534 89352

What3Words: blueberry.linguist.feather


Park in the nearby car park at the north end of Sulby Reservoir and walk up to the well.


NLS OS 6″ Sheet VII Surveyed: 1869 Published: 1870

Corrody Keeill


If you have any information on this well please contact me and quote well record number (173) as this will help identify which well you are referring too.

(All photographs © 2023 Ber Weyde)