Lady's Well of Balcunnin
Description of Well Item Type Metadata
1 Name of well and saint
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).
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.”
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.”
Branigan, Gary. Ancient and Holy Wells of Dublin. 2012> Dublin: History Press.