St. Patrick was some man for one man. Not only did he drive the snakes out of Ireland – he also seemed to visit every county in the country.
In Sligo he was said to have lost a tooth at Killaspugbrone Church, I don’t know if it just fell out or if he fell over and knocked it out! I suppose I’ll never know although I think it’s the latter especially judging by the amount of times I’ve almost fallen over there.
You can walk to Killaspugbrone from Strandhill in Sligo – which is located on the Wild Atlantic Way. Sligo Walks have a lovely 2 hour looped walk that takes in the church, it’s not a strenuous walk although it is quite uneven in places…so don’t walk and look at your phone! I usually just walk from Strandhill and back and it takes under an hour.
The church is now a ruin but the views from there are stunning so it’s well worth walking to. It’s also a great excuse to visit one of the many lovely places to eat in Strandhill or go for a seaweed bath or beach walk. Be sure to keep a look out for St. Patrick’s tooth! Although the shrine to it is now in Dublin it’s said the tooth is missing.