St. Mobhi's Well

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St. Mobhi's Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St Mobhi's Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Grange, County of Dublin

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

Located on the grounds of the old Milverton Demesne, southwest of Skerries (Branigan, 2012:31). Large stone surround with a flagstone in front of the stepped-descent into the well. A large sycamore tree is adjacent.

4 Cure

The cure actually is derived from drinking rainwater collected in a bullaun installed in the wall by the bottom step and to the right of the well itself (see Branigan, 2012:33).

8 Stories

The well is associated with St Mobhi or St Movee, a hermit who died in 630AD, about a century later than St Mobhi of Glasnevin.

9 Publications

see also Branigan, Gary. 2012. Ancient and Holy Wells of Dublin. Dublin: History Press.

10 More

Photo credited to Jim Dempsey