Description of Well Item Type Metadata
1 Name of well and saint
St. Winifred’s Well
2 Townland, County, GPS
County Dublin, St. Andrew’s Ward, 53°20’40.08”N, 6°15’53.49”W
3 Physical description of well and its surroundings
This well is located just outside of what was previously Farrington’s pub but is now The Norseman on Eustace Street in Temple Bar. The well appears to be made of stone and is round in shape. The well was covered at some point but was rediscovered in the 1990’s when the street was being paved. When the well was discovered it was renovated..
According to Gary Branigan, the well is now often used as a giant ash tray for party-goers. Dedication to a Welsh Saint, St. Winfred, is unusual but is likely due to the large number of merchants living in the area at the time.
Branigan, G. (2012). Ancient & holy wells of Dublin.