St. Sylvester

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St. Sylvester

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St. Sylvester

2 Townland, County, GPS

Malahide; County: Dublin

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

Well is located by St. Sylvester’s Roman Catholic Church, the well is round in shape with a pointed top, the well appears to be made of stone, the there appears to be openings on each side of the structure

4 Cure

Known for its medicinal properties and water is reported to have cured a wide range of diseases and ailments

5 Pattern day

August 15th

6 Offerings

Eel was placed into the well until the 1890’s in order to purify its waters, Virgin Mary statues placed at well

7 Prayer rounds and stations

Approached from the North side and then move east to west

8 Stories

Well is sometimes referred to by locals as the “Sunday well”, from the fact that the water was said to have first appeared on a Sunday.

9 Publications