St. Moninna, (432-518 AD) is believed to have been born in 432, the daughter of King Machta, who ruled the territory from Louth to Armagh. Tradition has it that when a child she was baptised and confirmed by St. Patrick. She went on to found Convents in Scotland, England, Wicklow, and closer to home at Faughart before finally settling at Killeavy. She died in 518 and is buried at Killeavy Old Church.
If you would like to visit this ancient site then why not join us on Sunday, new walkers are always welcome. You will need walking boots, a water proof jacket and a packed lunch, expect to be out for around 4 hours. We would strongly recommend gaiters on this walk, we will be walking on paths, tracks and open hillside and in places it will be boggy underfoot… we’re not sure that even a prayer to St Moninna will keep the feet dry!
We meet at Gap O’ the North Pub, Jonesborough, at 10 am, we ask everyone to be on time, it’s All Ireland Day and we want to be back in plenty of time for “Kick Off”… we will car pool, as parking is limited at our starting point.