Tobar an Bháid Drake's Pool The old name, Well of the Boat, was replaced in the 18th century by one relating to Sir Francis Drake , whose ships were said to have hidden here when pursued by a Spanish fleet, in 1588. The Spaniards sailed up Cork Harbour, but missed their prey who who remained unseen here. The Spaniards came out again, Sir Francis stayed for a few days and then left.