St. Brigid

Dublin Core


St. Brigid

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St Brigid’s Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Castleknock, Dublin

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

Branigan notes that it is believed “that the original site was closer to the church but it was diverted to this location in the eighteenth century. A broken pump stands on the site of the well, behind which is a […] alcove with two marble plaques bearing the following inscriptions:

[…] said whoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again, but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give them shall never thirst again. John 4, 14.

[…] shall lead them unto living fountains of water and God shall wipe away all the tears of their eyes. Apocalypse 7, 17”

(Branigan 2012: 70).

4 Cure

Well cures disorders of the eyes.

9 Publications

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