Chink Well

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Chink Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Chink Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

County Dublin, towland of Quay

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

Located in a small dark sea cave on the shoreline south of Tower Bay on the peninsula of Portrane (Branigan, 2012:46). Accessible only at low tide as Branigan notes that the cave is inundated at high tide twice a day.

4 Cure

Chink Well was resorted to for the cure of whooping cough, previously known as chin cough

6 Offerings

Pieces of bread were left as offerings, and it was necessary to visit the well before sunrise to obtain the cure but only deemed successful if the bread was witnessed floating out to sea at the next high tide. Also, buttons and rags (Branigan, 2012:46).

9 Publications Gary Branigan

also in print: Ancient and Holy Wells of Dublin. 2012> Dublin: History Press.