St. Patrick at the Hill of Uisneach


St. Patrick at the Hill of Uisneach

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, heating or even as washing stones !

However, St Patrick did have a well on the Hill named in his honour and number of small churches were founded around Uisneach too. At the Summit lies the remains of an ancient cairn, a megalithic tomb – St Patrick’s Bed – from which one can enjoy unrivalled views of over 20 counties !

Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh go léir !

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all our friends across the world !