THE WELL OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST – DRUMCONDRA CHURCH
Today I got a bit of a surprise when I walked around the Drumcondra area of the city photographing at random. As I was walking along Ormond Avenue I noticed a signpost pointing to Drumcondra Church so I decided to follow the sign and walk along Church Avenue which led me to the Church Of St. John The Baptist or Drumcondra Church. I had been aware that there was a church known as Drumcondra Church but this was my first time to see it.
Within the grounds of the church of St John the Baptist is an ancient holy well which for generations has been a part of the historic and ecclesiastical heritage of the area.
A number of years ago the well was considered dangerous and was covered over. It has now been fully restored and decorative railings erected around it to define the well site and to ensure safety for those who visit.
Traditionally the well has been resorted to by those seeking cures for eye complaints.