A medieval well was uncovered in the yard of the premises at the Tap Tavern Bar at Guardwell, Kinsale, in the summer of 1999. This amazing discovery was made by builders who were preparing the new Beer Garden. Noticing that a pattern of stones seemed to be formed underneath a slab of concrete, local builder Ted McNamara and his team investigated further to discover four steps leading into an oval-shaped well which is made of dry stone.
Archaeologists who were called to the scene determined that the well dates back to the 11th or 12th century and that it is an unusual type of well for this area. In addition to finding a stone, carved with images of a dragon on one side and a fish on the other, in the well, human bones were also removed. It is thought that the 15th century stone must have fallen from St Multose Church at some stage in the past. The O'Neill family has given this stone to Reverend Williams for the church, while he has buried the human bones in the cemetery at St Multose.