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Ballintubber Abbey, Co Mayo (Photo: Ballintubber Abbey Trust)
The Abbey that we see today is on the site of an earlier Christian church said to have been founded by St Patrick in 441AD after his return from a forty day fast on the summit of Croagh Patrick (Egan, 1990). In and around the Abbey precincts are many architectural and landscape references to St Patrick. The bath house, where weary pilgrims would have washed their feet on having completed the long journey from the holy mountain, is called 'Dabhach an Chóra' the bath of the righteous. Next to what is known locally as the 'Abbey field' there was a flagstone, now buried, which was said to have had the imprint of St Patrick's knee on it.
Ballintubber Abbey Trust
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Mayo Sites and Artefacts
1. Mayo Abbey
Mayo - Vestvågøy - Mid-Argyll
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