St. Paul's Well
Description of Well Item Type Metadata
1 Name of well and saint
St Paul’s Well
2 Townland, County, GPS
3 Physical description of well and its surroundings
Branigan notes that “he only surface remains of St Paul’s Well is a slow spring…from the side of a trackway in a field to the east of Killinarden Road, just north of [the] crossroads. It is colonized by bull rushes and trampled daily by piebald horses…this well is said to be close to the location of the ancient church and graveyard of Kilinarden with only the graveyard being distinguishable in 1837, but nothing is now visible” (Branigan 2012: 88-89).
“This well may also have been known in times past as St Ann’s Well, as per local storyteller Malachi Horan who lived at the top of this hill until his death in 1945 and who advised that it is known to be as good as St Moling’s Well” (Branigan 2012: 89).
Branigan, Gary. 2012. Ancient and Holy Wells of Ireland. Dublin: The History Press Ireland.