Guided Walk – Exploring the Sacred Sites of Faughart with Pat O’Rourke

Guided Walk – Exploring the Sacred Sites of Faughart with Pat O’Rourke

Local historian and longtime friend of the Festival, Pat O’Rourke, guides us around the sacred sites of Faughart, from St.Brigid’s Shrine and the Healing Stones, to the ancient Hill of Faughart, Brigid’s Well and old Faughart Graveyard. From the Hill of Faughart one can look across to Dundalk Bay, forward to the Cooley Mountains and back to the famous Gap of the North and the mighty form of Slieve Gullion. All these locations are steeped in myth and folklore, playing a major role in the epic story of the Táin Bo Cúlaigne and in the military history of Ireland down through the ages, as the armies of local chieftains and foreign invaders made their way from south to north through the Gap of the North.

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