Struell Wells Road, Downpatrick, BT30 6RA
Ireland's most complete medieval wells, blessed by Saint Patrick
Struell Wells were visited by pilgrims from all over Europe. There are a variety of buildings on site. The Eye Well is located in the centre. The Drinking Well is nearest the church. The womens bath house is medieval and the mens bath house later.
Legend says that the wells sprung when Saint Patrick was visiting MacDhu, the Ardglass chieftain. He was so convinced by Patrick's argument that he allowed him to pierce his foot and turn the blood to water. Struell is from the Irish tSruth bhFuile - the stream of blood!
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Struell Wells are located on the Lecale Way. The section from Downpatrick to here is the ancient pilgrims path!
Bath houses in the background
From Saint Patrick's time
Church in background
On the hill above