Information about St. Augustin's Well

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
St. Augustin's Well
Irish Form of Name:
Tobar San Aibhistin
St. Augustin’s Well
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
St. Augustin's Well
Tobar San Aibhistin
St. Augustines Wells Popular name
These Wells are dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and St. John the Baptist on the shore of the inlet of the sea called Loughathaulia. These springs are resorted to at stated times, but particularly on the first of August being the festivals of the St. and certain devotions are performed around them. It is asserted that the water has effected several cures particularly that of restoring sight to the blind.
South of the parish at the side of Loughathaulia, E. of the College.
Information from the Ordnance Survey Letters:
The Ordnance Survey Letters are letters between John O'Donovan and his supervisor, Thomas Larcom, regarding the work of compiling the Field Books. These letters provide further discussion on many of the places listed in the Field Books.
References to this place can be found in the following letter.
  • Volume 1 page 403

Townland Information

What is a townland?:
A townland is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion of 1169
St. Augustin's Well is in Town Parks townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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St. Augustin's Well
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service