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Hill of Faughart


Faughart Dundalk

The Hill of Faughart is one of Co. Louth's great historical sites.  The entire top of this hill was a hill fort in Iron Age times.

Faughart is believed to have been the birthplace of St. Brigid (c. 450 ad). The site here is rich in the heritage of Saint Brigid and comprises a small medieval church ruins, St. Brigid's Bed, St. Brigid's Pillar (possibly the foundations of a round tower) and St. Brigid's Well, a place of pilgrimage.
Because of its strategic position, Faughart has been the site of many important battles in Irish history.  Faughart Graveyard is the reported burial place of the King Edward Bruce, following his army's defeat at the Battle of Faughart on October 14, 1318.

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