Caveen Well

Dublin Core


Caveen Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Caveen Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Abbotstown, Dublin

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The well is “located outside the eastern boundary wall of the Caveen (alternatively Coemhín) graveyard on a sharp bend in a now disused road within the former Abbotstown Estate. It was capped by the landlord, Lord Holmpatrick, in the 1700s, but its site has been leaking ever since and a pool can be observed in a hollow to the south of the graveyard which is fed by a continuous trickle from this well. These lands were the intended site for the ill fated ‘Bertie Bowl’ but they are now leased for agricultural use with access generally only permitted to relations of those buried in the graveyard’ (Branigan 2012: 63).

9 Publications

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

10 More

Also called St Commegan’s Well, St Kevin’s Well.