St. Francis

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St. Francis

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Francis Well, dedicated to St Francis

2 Townland, County, GPS

Cork City, County Cork. GPS: 51.90061235, -8.48450669

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The well is located at the back of The Franciscan Well Pub. Now blocked by a metal railing, large rock steps lead down to the well carved from the rock cliff. Plastic flowers decorate the interior chamber of the well.

4 Cure

The well was said to cure eyes and consumption.

5 Pattern day

The pattern day was possibly October 4th, however the well is no longer venerated.

10 More

A Franciscan Friary was located near the well in the 13th century and is believed to be connected with the establishment of the well.
Information and photography from Amanda Clark (