St. Margaret's well

Dublin Core


St. Margaret's well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St. Margaret’s Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

County Dublin, Glengeary, 53°16’43”N, 6°7’51.26”W

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

Located in the front garden of a more recently built house on Glenageary Road. The well was previously located on land belonging to a house known as ‘Tinoran’ which translates to ‘House of the Cold Spring Well’. The well is fairly large and has a horseshoe shaped concrete wall around it. There is a large cross slab made of granite in the concrete wall.

8 Stories

Local stories state that monks from Monkstown visited the well on their way to Bulloch Harbour. Local priests made efforts to re-establish a pattern day for this well in the 1980s but the tradition only lasted a couple of years.

9 Publications

Gary Branigan's 2012 Ancient and Holy Wells of Dublin.