St Cronan’s Well

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St Cronan’s Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St Cronan’s Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Located in Mooretown, a townland of County Dublin.

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

Branigan notes that “St Cronan’s Well is located at the edge of a field currently under tillage to the south-west of the ruined Glasmore Abbey in the Cianlea housing estate, north-west of Swords” (Branigan 2012:42). He also writes that “the Holy Well is accessed via a small muddy pathway from the green area at Lioscian, and by following the stream to its source. It is a large rectangular earthen enclosure covered in grass and bull rushes, and best viewed in the evening sun” (Branigan 2012:42).

4 Cure

The well cures disorders of the eyes and chicken pox.

8 Stories

"The well traditionally supplied the local Glasmore Abbey with its water, and is dedicated to St. Cronan who was the abbot there. He was killed in a Danish Raid when the abbey was destroyed in the seventh century” (Branigan 2012:42).

9 Publications

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

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