St. MacCullin’s Well

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St. MacCullin’s Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St. MacCullin’s Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Located in the Lusk townland of County Dublin.

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

According to Branigan, “MacCullin’s Well is located in the back garden of the Barrack House on Barrack land in the village of Lusk” (Branigan 2012:40). The well “has been rebuilt in the form of a wishing well” (Branigan 2012:40).

4 Cure

The well is said to cure disorders of the eyes.

8 Stories

“Local legend holds that the saint jumped from the top of the nearby Round Tower to the well, and left the impressions of his knees on a stone in the well. This stone, likely a bullaun, is no longer present, and was last seen in the 1940’s” (Branigan 2012:40).

9 Publications

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