Description of Well Item Type Metadata
1 Name of well and saint
2 Townland, County, GPS
3 Physical description of well and its surroundings
The site is located beside a road a short distance to NE from Baltimore Castle. Power, et all. notes that the well was replaced by a modem pump (Power, 1993: 281). Elsewhere said to also be the name of the clan O'Driscoll stronghold.
“According to O'Donoghue (1986, 32), in early 17th century Sir Fineen O'Driscoll is supposed to have thrown fistfuls of silver coins into well to amuse and enrich some English sailors” (Power , 1993:281).
Power, Denis, et al. 1993. “Archaeological Inventory of County Cork.” Volume 1: West Cork. Stationary Office, Dublin.