St. Winifred's Well

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St. Winifred's Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St Winifred’s Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

St Andrew’s Ward, Dublin

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

“St Winifred’s Well is located outside Farrington’s pub on the edge of Eustace Street, Temple Bar. It was likely constructed when this street was laid out in the late seventeenth /early eighteenth century, and the water would have been taken using a hand pump, as there is a distinct lack of rope marks on the surrounding stonework…The well was covered over at some point in the past but was rediscovered in the early 1990s when the street was being repaved. It was renovated, lit up, and a clear plastic cap put on the well” (Branigan 2012: 81).

9 Publications

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

10 More

“The dedication of St Winifred at this well is unusual, being a Welsh saint, but is likely to be due to merchants living in the area at the time” (Branigan 2012: 81).