Limekiln Well

Dublin Core


Limekiln Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

Limekiln Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Tymon North, Dublin

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

According to Branigan, the well is “known locally by its Irish form and also as ‘Cruck o’ the Neale’, Limekiln Well was located close to an elevation known as Limekiln Hill to the north of the now destroyed Balrothery Village in Tallaght. St Patrick’s Well at St Patrick’s Cathedral was said to have been fed by the spring from this well. The National Basketball Arena in Tymon Park now occupies the site of both the hill and the well” (Branigan 2012: 97).

4 Cure

General Healing. Branigan notes that “bottles of [the water] were sent as far away as America” (Branigan 2012: 97).

9 Publications

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