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Title: South Dublin Village Walks - Clondalkin Stop 04: St. Brigid's Well
Authors: South Dublin Libraries - Local Studies
Keywords: South Dublin Village Walks
St. Brigid's Well
Holy Well
Issue Date: 3-Sep-2013
Description: South Dublin Village Walks - Clondalkin Stop 04: St. Brigid's Well. Legend has it that St. Brigid came to the site of the monastery at Clondalkin and baptised pagans at the well on Boot Road. The structure around it dates from 1761. The original railings were donated by the workers in the Paper Mills in the 1940s and the statue was given by Mary O'Toole. About this time there were processions to the well on the 1st February each year, the feast day of St. Bridget. The well is believed to have curative powers. A piece of rag dipped in the water and used to wipe the face, particularly of young girls, was said to cure eye complaints. After use the rag would be hung on an adjoining tree. The well was restored by South Dublin County Council in 1995.
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South Dublin Heritage Walks Collection

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