St. Brigid's Well

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St. Brigid's Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St Brigid’s Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Ardra, Cork

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The well is located “on [the] E[ast] side of stream on N[orth] shore of Squince Harbour. Small rectangular opening surrounded by flat slabs, one of which is upright, set against slope to E[ast]” (Power, 1993: 281).

5 Pattern day

According to Powers, the well “still seems to be venerated” (Power 281).

8 Stories

“Tradition, according to Roberts (1988), that well sprung up after holy well on Rabbit Island went dry” (Power 281).

9 Publications

Power, Denis, et al. 1993. “Archaeological Inventory of County Cork.” Volume 1: West Cork. Stationary Office, Dublin.