St. Begnet's well

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St. Begnet's well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Scurvy Well, St. Begnet 53°16’18.91”N, 6°5’10.16”W

2 Townland, County, GPS

County Dublin, Dalkey Island,

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

This well is located near St. Begnet’s church on Dalkey Island. The well is a spring well that is enclosed by a white plaster structure located right about the high-tide mark on the west side of the island.

4 Cure

Cured Scruvy, deficiencies of vitamin C, and other ailments

8 Stories

Believed that St. Begnet baptized locals at this well in the seventh century. Legend has it that fishermen spotted a man on the island but when they went to look for him he disappeared and a well appeared in his place that cured the fisherman’s rheumatism.

9 Publications

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