Great day out!
8 October 2015
Students from Littleton National School cycled the whole way up to our farm to visit the two churches. After that they had a well deserved picnic with some Tayto Crisps and of course our Yogurts!
In the middle of the farm lies the ruins of two churches of where an old monastery used to be which dates back to 590 AD. The smaller of the two is reportedly the oldest standing church in Ireland. The saint who ran the monastery; St Mochaomhog is buried in the bigger church.
According to Irish folklore, it was St Mochaomhog that baptised the Children of Lír, breaking the spell and turning them back from swans into humans. Every year on our farm, four swans always land in the church field and stay for around a week.« Previous Post | Next Post »