John McCullagh August 17, 2006

Faughart today is best known for its shrine to Saint Bridget. The original ‘Calvary’ built there in the Marian Year became a place of pilgrimage for Catholics from all parts of Ireland. 

John McCullagh August 17, 2006

Faughart, a parish in the barony of Upper Dundalk had in the late 1860s a total population of 1,640 souls. The parish is probably named after an ancient fort located on an elevated site in the area.