Vernal Equinox

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Happy Vernal Equinox ! There is an abundance of new growth on the Hill. . . from small-leaved bittercress sitting neatly in the dewy grass to new buds unfolding at the end of branches like miniature bouquets ! Spring is here and it has brought with it an excitement of growth. The chirping of birds was almost deafening – one … Read More

St. Patrick at the Hill of Uisneach

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St. Patrick came to the Hill of Uisneach in the 5th Century, with the intention of establishing a church on the Hill. However, due to opposition from the ruling O’Neill clan, he was unsuccessful in his mission which led the Saint to put a curse on the stones of Uisneach: That they would not be of any use for building, … Read More