Home

Who
What
Where
When
Why
St. Dolough's Holy Well
 

County

Dublin

Coordinates

N 53° 24' 56.3"   W 006° 10' 43.7"

Nearest town

Dublin

Grid Ref.

O 21147 42136

Map No.

50

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

34

Date of visit

Sunday 2 September 2012

GPS Accuracy (m)

4
Show Google Map              Show Monuments in the area

    
  
PREVIOUS      NEXT
The octagonal stone enclosure that surrounds the octagonal well-house.


St. Dolough's holy well is less than 60 metres to the north-northeast from the St. Dolough's church, at the end of a short footpath and inside an enclosed area surrounded by a low stone wall.
The well itself is inside a well-house with a octagonal plan, with a pointed roof which is 3 metres high, and four small gables roughly aligned with the cardinal points of the compass. The octagonal well-house measures 140 centimetres on every side. Each gable has a narrow little pointed window at the roof level. Below each of these windows are narrow cross-shaped windows to the north, the east and the west, while the south wall of the well-house has a doorway with a gate that was padlocked at the time of our visit. In the centre of the small well-house is a circular opening in the floor protected by a grid. The water springs from this well and runs outside to the north where there's a rectangular small pool with a few steps descending into it. On this side of the enclosure there are some stone seats protruding from the surrounding wall.
When we came here there was no water in the pool.


Browse by Monument Type
Browse by County
Browse by Date of Visit
Browse by Map Number

A-Z List

Clickable Counties
Clickable OS Maps Grid

Find a Map

Multimap

The days before GPS

The Stones in the Movies

Glossary
Links
Guestbook
FAQ

What's NEW?


Search


Site view counter: 7476714

Copyright © 2003-2018 Antonio D'Imperio
All the photos, the graphics and the texts on this website are automatically copyrighted to me under the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works 1886. Any violation of the copyright will be pursued according to the applicable laws.

info@irishstones.org

Powered by AxeCMS/CustomEngine(V0.25.00 build 999) by Sergio "Axeman" Lorenzetti. (C) 2009-2015

counter