CLAN McGRAT

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NEWGRANGE and the HILL OF FAUGHART 16 FEB 2015 Sign In or Register to add photos

McGrath trip to the ancient Monument of Newgrange (3,500 BC) and the ancient site of the Hill of Faughart, brith place of Saint Brigid and burial place of Edward Bruce (d.1318), the last High King of Ireland.
The entrance stone at the Newgrange Monument.
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A decorated kerb stone at the base of the monument. ? at Newgrange.
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Master Conor McGrath at the front of the Newgrange monument.
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The monument at Newgrange.
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Newgrange dominates the landscape as you can see at the top of the hill.
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The Boyne Valley at Newgrange.
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An aztac pyramid made of some old wood, in the woods of Newgrange.
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A map of the Boyne Valley.
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The Hill of Faughart. Birth place of Saint Brigid and burial place of King Edward Bruce.
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The grave of Edward Bruce, King of Ireland and brother of Robert Bruce, King of the Scots.
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The grave plaque of King Edward Bruce.
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The ruined medieval church at the Hill of Faughart.
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A cross inside the medieval church ruin at the Hill of Faughart..
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The Holy Well of Saint Brigid at the top of the Hill of Faughart. Still a place of pilgimage and prayer.
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Saint Brigid's Cross and some personal articles of faith left at the well of Saint Brigind.
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An old Irish tradition of leaving offerings at holy places still exists in many places. Here people leave offerings at Saint Brigid's well.
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A pilfrims offering of a faith object at Saint Brigid's well.
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The gate to the Shrine of Saint Brigid at the foot of the Hill of Faughart.
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Saint Brigid's Cross as depcited on the gates of the Shrine.
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The Calvary Scene at the Shrine of Saint Brigid.
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The ornate shrine of Saint Brigid.
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Saint Brigid statue, she holds a sprig of shamrock.
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Saint Patrick with the snake at his feet.
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Saint Cellach, Archbishop of Armagh 10th-11th Century. he was succeeded by Saint Malachy.
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Saint Malachy
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Saint Columba, founder of the monastic site of iona in Scotland.
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Some personal artifacts of faith left near the Shrine of Saint Brigid at the foot of the Hill of Faughart.
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A personal gift at the Shrine of Saint Brigid, left their by a pilgrim.
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A Celtic Cross bearing the Cross of Saint Brigid.
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