St Bridghid's Well, Brideswell Commons

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St Bridghid's Well, Brideswell Commons

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St. Bridghid's Well, St. Bridghid

2 Townland, County, GPS

County Dublin, Brideswell Commons; 53°18’55,82”N, 6°23’43.50”W

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

This well sits in a large enclosure that has been very well maintained through the years. The well is located on Lilliput Lane off of Boot Road in Clondalkin. The enclosure where the well is located contains a statue of Saint Bridghid and a “rag tree”. The stone structure around the well dates back to 1761 and the raining that is currently around the well was donated by workers from a paper mill in the 1940’s.

4 Cure

Cures eye disorders, particularly around February 1st, three visits to the well are needed for the cure to be successful and it is particularly effective for young girls.

8 Stories

During road work that took place in the 1990’s the water source connected to the well was severed and it dried up for the first time, the well was then connected to main water lines.

9 Publications

Branigan, G. (2012). Ancient & holy wells of Dublin.