Lady's Well of Balcunnin

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Lady's Well of Balcunnin

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Lady’s Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

It is located in the Balcunnin townland of County Dublin.

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The well is located in a “picturesque setting on the banks of a small river overhung by a […] tree,” (Branigan 2012:16). Branigan states that the well is “at the rear of a corner property on the Skerries/Loughshinny road.” There is a “narrow muddy pathway” leading to Lady’s Well (Branigan 2012:16).

4 Cure

Lady’s Well is said to provide a cure for “disorders of the throat,” (Branigan 2012:16).

5 Pattern day

According to Branigan, “a pattern was held on 1 May.”

6 Offerings

In the past, there was a rag tree near the well, but Branigan states that it is “unlikely to be the same tree that presently grows.”

9 Publications

Branigan, Gary. Ancient and Holy Wells of Dublin. 2012> Dublin: History Press.