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Faughart

Faughart is a town in County Louth, Ireland, situated between Forkill and Dundalk. It was the birthplace of St. Brigid (450), and Edward Bruce is buried in the graveyard on the hill above the town (54°03′06″N 6°23′03″W / 54.0516226°N 6.3842583°W / 54.0516226; -6.3842583). Bruce, who had taken the title King of Ireland, was defeated and killed at the Battle of Faughart in 1318. Landmarks include St. Bridget's stone and pillar, her shrine and well, and modern religious sites devoted to the saint that attract pilgrims and tourists.

Sources

  • Foster, R.F. The Oxford Illustrated History of Ireland. Oxford University Press, 2001, p. 83 online.
  • Lehane, Brendan. The Companion Guide to Ireland. Companion Guides, 2001, p. 458 online.
  • Lewis, Samuel. A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, vol 2. London 1837. Full text downloadable.
  • Saint Brigid’s Shrine & Well Faughart, with map

Coordinates: 54°2′35″N 6°23′5″W / 54.04306°N 6.38472°W / 54.04306; -6.38472


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