St. Brigid's Well

Dublin Core


St. Brigid's Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St Brighid’s Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Located in the Rosepark (Balrothery) townland of County Dublin.

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The well “is situated on a very poor draining, waterlogged green area within the Rosepark housing estate in the village of Balrothery” (Branigan 2012:47). The original well was destroyed in 2003, but rebuilt partially later. “All that remains now is a closed circular steel grill which looks down into a large concrete shaft full of stagnant, stinking, and litter-strewn water; this is also poorly drained and a constant trickle of water is to be seen running down the road in the adjacent to Clock Choirnéal estate” (Branigan 2012:48).

4 Cure

The well is said to cure disorders of the eyes.

9 Publications

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

10 More

“The original well was a small dry-stone built well with a large rag tree of ash hanging over it.”