I am delighted to present this exciting guest post about St Willibrord the patron saint of Luxembourg who has an interesting connection to Co. Carlow. The post is written by Dermot Mulligan curator of the Carlow County Museum.
Today November 7th is St. Willibrord’s Feast Day. He is from England, is the Patron Saint of Luxembourg, he was trained and ordained in County Carlow. In 690AD he led a successful European mission from Carlow, and the annual hopping procession held in his honour in Echternach, Luxembourg has received UNESCO World Heritage Status.
Located in the townland of Garryhundon, Co Carlow is an archaeological site commonly referred to as Killogan, Rath Melsigi (Rathmelsh) or Clonmelsh Graveyard (¹). The site of Clonmelsh Graveyard at Garryhundon is situated on private land and is…
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