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.

John McCullagh August 16, 2006

When we arrived in Canada way back in the early Twenties, our house in St Bride’s had not yet been built and we were assigned a house on a farm in Sunnyside – about fourteen miles north-east of Edmonton.