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St. Begnets Ruin

The ivy covered ruins of Saint Begnet’s Church stand beside Goat Castle on Dalkey’s main street, and are surrounded by a small graveyard. This granite church, named after the seventh century, Saint Begnet, dates back to the Early Christian period. … Continue reading

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Castledermot Hogback

One of the most interesting finds on the grounds of St. James church yard is the Hogback stone. It was found lying underneath the turf back in 1967 near the south-west corner of the church. It is said that the … Continue reading

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