The entrance to the well is reached by steps from the road. The brick arch over the steps has reused Romanesque keystone with chevron. A human head corbel is set into the E wall of the well house, above the corbel table.
The well was blessed and dedicated to St Aidan by St Moling. The wellhouse was built in 1847, re-using some carved stones from Clone church and Ferns Cathedral.
Reused human head corbel. The head is weathered to the point that the surfaces are worn smooth and no detail is visible, apart from the ears. The chin has been broken off with a clean horizontal break. Of light grey limestone.
|approx. h.||0.17 m|
Reused centripetal voussoir, with one tooth of lateral chevron on the face (three rows, thin roll, thick roll, hollow, thick roll). The soffit is not visible (or not preserved) but there are traces of what may be point-to-point chevron at the lower edge of the face.
Historic Ferns, local guide leaflet.
G.V. Du Noyer, 'Notes on some peculiarities in ancient and medieval Irish ecclesiastical architecture', Journal of the Kilkenny and South East Ireland Historical and Archaeological Society, 1864, 27-40.
M. Moore, Archaeological Inventory of County Wexford, Dublin , 1996, 156, no.1443.
Proceedings, Excursions in County Wexford, Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 25, 1895, 403-11
T. O'Keeffe, 'Diarmait Mac Murchada and Romanesque Leinster: four twelfth-century churches in context', Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 127, 1997, 64.