St. Winifred’s Well.
Description of Well Item Type Metadata
1 Name of well and saint
St. Winifred’s Well
2 Townland, County, GPS
St. Andrew’s Ward, Dublin, County Dublin 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 rediscovered it was renovated and lit.
Now the well is often used as "a giant ash tray for party-goers" in the area. Dedication is to a Welsh Saint, which might relate to the large number of merchants living in the area at the time (see Branigan, 2012).
Branigan, Gary. 2012.. Ancient & holy wells of Dublin. Dublin: History Press.