Chibbyr Pherick (204) – Peel Hill

Chibbyr Pherick, Peel Hill, Patrick. (St Patrick’s Well).

The Holy Well is said to be the first well, or water, where the first Christian was baptized in the Island, and was for ages resorted to as a healing well, and latterly it was called the Silver Well on account of the small silver coins that were left there by persons seeking to be cured of some disease.


William Cashen’s Folk-lore, 1912


St Patrick’s Well.  Also known as the Silver Well, tradition has it that when St Patrick landed on a silver shod horse one of its shoes was caught and wrenched off in the rock and a spring of water gushed out to form a well.


20th century photograph on


The well is on the side of Peel Hill, Patrick, below Corrin’s Folly/Tower.


There are a number of ways to access Peel Hill.  See this article for information.


NLS OS 6″ Sheet IX Surveyed: 1868 to 1869 Published: 1870

Photograph of the well on


If you have any information on this well please contact me and quote well record number (204) as this will help identify which well you are referring too.