GPS Co-ordinates: 55.368169, -7.317768
Directions: Situated 4km from the junction at Bree, travelling from Malin on the coast road continue, straight at the junction passing by the right hand gable of the shop and continue until junction with sharp left turn. ‘The Wee House of Malin’ is signposted at this junction and is situated on the shore side at the bottom of a steep hill.
Description: The ‘Wee House in Malin’ refers to a cave, where folklore has it that no matter how many people enter it will hold all. It predates a monastic foundation and Holy Well. The cave and holy well were originally associated with the belief in the sanctity of water and local tradition states that the original foundation was built to exorcise evil from the area. The “Saint” venerated was St. Muirdhealach. He supposedly blessed the well (located in a cavern underneath the large rock directly in front of the ruins of the church). The traditional religious day is still celebrated here on the 15th August, with masses and a community celebration. Past celebrations included prayer, entertainment and a pilgrimage to the well. This enchanting site has a colourful history and a stone head associated with the gable of the monastery is now housed in the National Museum in Dublin.