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Saint Brigid’s Shrine and Well Faughart
Dundalk, Co. Louth
Hidden gem
Family friendly
Free to visit
Dog friendly
Free car parking
Cloudy days
Visit one of County Louth’s iconic sites, Saint Brigid’s Shrine and well at Faughart. Tradition says it is the birthplace of Ireland’s matron saint and was chosen by Cardinal MacRory as the National Shrine of Saint Brigid for the whole of Ireland in 1934.

Saint Brigid shares her name with the pre-Christian goddess Brigid and is strongly associated with healing, fertility, poetry, abundance and the coming of Spring.

Saint Brigid's Shrine and Well is a place of tranquil beauty surrounded by a glade of towering beech trees, where a series of modern Stations of the Cross and ancient stone stations, believed to have healing powers, lie along Sruth Bhríde, Saint Brigid’s Stream. It attracts thousands of visitors throughout the year and on her feast day, 1st February.

Since 2023, a public holiday takes place in Ireland each February in her honour.

Tips from locals

Why not take a short drive to Carlingford authentic Medieval village to continue your adventures.

Contact details
Monascreebe, Faughart Upper, Co. Louth, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 1 to 1.5 hours here.

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