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Following the closure of the church the bullaun is now housed close to the reputed burial site of St Patrick. Dean of Down Cathedral, the Very Rev Henry Hull, said: "The gift from the Army is not only welcome but poignant coming in time for the annual ...
Army presents Down Cathedral with ancient font linked to saint
The church fell into decline and the historic bullaun disappeared. After being used as a bird bath in a Downpatrick garden it was placed in the safekeeping of St Martin of the Mournes - the church at Ballykinler - and used for baptism. Down Cathedral ...
Ancient St Patrick stone given to cathedral
Following the closure of the church the bullaun is now housed close to the reputed burial site of St Patrick. Cathedral Dean, the Very Rev Henry Hull, said: "The gift from the Army is not only welcome but poignant coming in time for the annual ...
Ancient stone linked to St Patrick gifted to Down Cathedral by the Army
The granite bullaun has a history dating back more than 1,000 years to one of the patron saint's earliest landing sites in Ireland and has since served as a font for holy water. In Celtic times mystical powers were attributed to it and rainwater which ...
Ancient religious stone with St Patrick links presented to Cathedral
Bullauns are stones with a small hollow and in Celtic times were attributed power and mysticism with collected rainwater believed to hold healing powers. They continued into Christian times with some being used to hold Holy Water and others holding ...
Ancient St Patrick's stone gifted to Down Cathedral
The church fell into decline and eventually much of the stonework was used for local building work, while the historic bullaun, which was central to pilgrimages, disappeared. After being used as a bird bath in a Downpatrick garden it was placed in the ...
Ancient stone linked to St Patrick gifted to Cathedral
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Saturday, 19 of August
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