St. Winifred’s Well.

Dublin Core


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.

8 Stories

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).

9 Publications

Branigan, Gary. 2012.. Ancient & holy wells of Dublin. Dublin: History Press.