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History Just Down the Street: Carlingford, Co Louth

In the early 1300s when it was first built, this was a remote place. Paths up the mountains led off to the west and a view toward Carlingford Bay stretched to the east. These days, what remains of the Dominican Priory stands in a residential area of the town of Carlingford, next to a block […]

Saint Mochta’s House: Louth Village, Co Louth

Along the road are the ruins of a 13th century church and cemetery, but it’s the stone roofed church that is worth a peek. Known as St. Mochta’s House, it likely dates to the 12th century and is named after one of St. Patrick’s disciples who set up a monastery nearby. According to legend, the […]

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