St. Patrick's Wells

Dublin Core


St. Patrick's Wells

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St Patrick’s Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Linenhall Ward, Dublin

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

Branigan notes that “St Patrick’s Well is a subterranean well located on the corner of George’s Hill and Cuckoo […] Smithfield. It was located in the corner of Baillie’s Timber Yard and described as a vaulted structure approached by a great flight of stone steps and lit by slits in the ceiling from which the daylight shone. The Bradogue River flows underground at this point also, [it is] likely that the well overflows into it still. When the Fyffe’s banana factory was being [constructed], special attention was given not to build on a small section of the south west corner [of the] crossroads, and it is more than likely the site of the well… Unfortunately the well cannot be viewed as the section has been paved over. The well is said to be associated with the nearby St Mary’s Abbey, of which only the chapter […] remains, also underground” (Branigan 2012: 80).

9 Publications

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