Hill of Faughart
Hill of Faughart
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Battlefields • Cemeteries • Religious Sites
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OMB
Dublin, Ireland20 contributions
This shrine to St Brigid is amazing... absolutely stunning location and lovely gardens, stream running through and places to sit and enjoy the peace. Well worth a visit.
Written 12 October 2021
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David D
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The Hill of Faughart is a low hill north of Dundalk and south of the Moyry Pass. It is said that St Bridget was born here and there is a holy well dedicated to her on this hill. The tree beside the well is decorated and the well is still in use for devotees.

A number of legendary battles were said to have been fought on this hill, but in 1318 there was a very significant battle fought on the slopes nearby. In this battle, Edward Bruce, brother of King Robert the Bruce of Scotland, was killed.

Edward Bruce had invaded Ireland three years previously with the support of some Irish chieftains in the north. He was a Scottish prince and had hoped to be crowned king of Ireland. If he could expel the English from Ireland and unite the island under his rule, Edward and his brother planned to form an alliance that could contain English power. Unfortunately for Edward, his invasion coincided with a famine that encompassed all Europe and even though he won victories, there land was barren and his armies could not be fed. After three terrible years of famine, war, and suffering, the war came down to a battle fought near Faughart, where Edward was slain and the Scots defeated.

It is said that Edward’s body was quartered and sent to the four corners of Ireland, but it is also recorded that he was buried in the graveyard at the nearby Hill of Faughart. In the graveyard, near a yew tree by the ruins of the church can be seen a tomb purporting to be his grave.

There is a car park beside the graveyard where one can easily park. If one walks down the road heading west for a hundred metres or so, you can find the remains of a Norman motte. This can be accessed by entering the field by the gate, but be careful not to leave gates open and wear appropriate footwear if entering.
Written 4 October 2020
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Marietmurphy
Newry, UK74 contributions
Visited here in numerous occasions. Lovely quiet place to walk around and say a few prayers or even just to sit, ponder and clear ones head
Written 8 March 2020
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Do'M
County Clare, Ireland9 contributions
The Hill of Faughart is where the Brigid's Way walk begins. Visit Brigid's and it is possible to follow Brigid's way through Dundalk, Ardee, Hill of Slane, Hill of Tara, Moynalvey, Donadea, along the canal to Robertstown/Milltown, across the Curragh of Kildare and into Kildare town where there is a Brigid's Temple at the back of the church off the main square and then onto two Brigid's wells outside the town. Dont forget to stop Solas Bríde Centre in Kildare for rest and refreshments. The walk can be done in stages and in fine weather is absolutely delightful.
Rolling hills in Louth/ Meath to the flat land of the Curragh. You will find information on brigid's way.ie and solasbride.ie
Written 12 February 2020
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Ann H
Albuquerque, NM68 contributions
This sacred Irish site includes supposedly the most sacred of Brigid's holy wells and the grave of King Edward the Bruce located in Faughart Cemetery, buried in the 1300's. The well is still an active pilgrimage site.
Written 3 December 2019
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Africa Eddie
Sydney, Australia9,633 contributions
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The views from here were spectacular overlooking Find all and all around.
Given its history the locals could do a bit more to provide information about the area.
Written 11 September 2019
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paddy b
Newry, UK162 contributions
I’ve heard a few tales over the years about healing waters than run trough this part of the world and off course the stories about the hill itself. Well worth a stop if you like a quiet,peaceful place to sit and leave the rat race behind for a bit
Written 3 March 2018
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laurel12375
County Dublin, Ireland43 contributions
Couples
Not sure why this area would be a tourist attraction. Bar the shrine of course . , views are o.k. U Can seeOver the border on good day. A bit of history there too. But faughart is a dull cold. And Windy a tad Lifeless If not boring part of dundalk. With dormer dated. Bungalows. Dotted here and there.
Written 15 January 2018
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galanatalia
Dundalk, Ireland56 contributions
Couples
Amazing place to visit with special history to tell, very interesting is St. Bridgis oak tree and cell. Stunning views of the area.
Written 12 September 2017
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irishcoleenDundalk
Dundalk18 contributions
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This ancient graveyard overlooks the town of Dundalk and is great to visit during the day where you can see over the bay and at night when you can see the town lit up in all its finery. Edward the Bruce, (who was proclaimef King of Ireland and was the brother of Robert the Bruce) is buried here
Written 20 July 2017
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