Well Well Well…
I can’t believe it’s day 265 and I have 100 days left! Woo hoo! I never really knew if I would make it this far and there have been a few times I wanted to give up but I'm so glad I didn’t!
Today we went here… Faughart hill. It’s a place we tried to find but couldn’t till now… it wasn’t well sign posted! But I have to say it was worth waiting to find! The view from this place is just amazing! You can see the whole towns and the bay and so very much! Also the history here just blows my mind! I don’t have a link for you but read below…
The whole top of this hill was a hill fort in Iron Age times. Later, Faughart is believed to have been the birthplace of St. Brighid (453 ad) - the patron saint of Ireland's blacksmiths, cattle and dairy workers. The site comprises a small mediaeval church in 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 for locals).
Because of its strategic position, Faughart has been the site of many important battles in Irish history. In 732, the King of Ulaidh, Aedh Roin, was defeated by the Northern Uí Néill and his head was cut off on the 'Stone of Decapitation' (Cloch an Commaigh) which is located near the door of the old church.
In 1318, Edward Bruce (brother of Robert, King of Scotland) made a bid for the kingship of Ireland and suffered a major defeat at Faughart. He was also decapitated and his headless body, it is said, is buried in the graveyard. His head was sent to the English King Edward II in London. Wonderful views to the Gap of the North (County Armagh), over Dundalk and its bay, the Cooley mountains and Slieve Gullion and the whole north-eastern quarter of the Republic.
I will no doubt be posting more pics of this place but I want to catch up a bit first. I'm so behind… I'm feeling better and have to see the doctor tomorrow so I hope that will improve my state of mind even more! :~)
Today is my fav sis-in-laws birthday too! It’s funny how you meet some people and feel a connection with them right away and she is one of those people for me! She is so dear to me and I love her very much! So Happy Birthday Tilly!
Anyway… I had a great day today with excellent company! I love to go and see and experience everything with Michael! I'm so lucky he's willing and feels the same way about me! We have great times together no matter where we go or what we do! I don’t know how he puts up with me taking him here and there for photos of who knows what! But we have fun anyway!
I have decided to do a Project 365! Here is just a bit of info behind every pic.
I have an Etsy shop now! Check it out here!!!!