The Franciscan Well Brewery in Cork is built on the site of an old Franciscan monastery and well, dating back to the year 1219. Legend has it that the water from the well has miraculous and curative properties and people would come from afar to drink it. The award-winning brewpub is now favoured by locals and students of the local University College Cork. During the 1940s the site was used to bottle Guinness for the people of Cork in the 1940s. These days, there are weekly music and storytelling evenings to accompany the beer.