School: Saints Peter & Paul, Balbriggan

Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
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Saints Peter & Paul, Balbriggan | The Schools’ Collection

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0783, Page 387

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A king he cured of ulcer dread
His ills and pains relieved
A royal gift Bremore's broad Lands
The gentle saint recieved.
A church he built, he toiled and prayed
And spread true wisdom's love
His presence sanctified the scene
Molaga of Bremore
And tho Lannbecher by the sea is crumbling in decay
Molaga's name thro' famed Fingal.
Is oft recalled today
Balbriggan town its tribute pays
To this great Saint of Love
Its Hampton terrace bears his name
Molaga of Bremore.

Little stream in N. Co. Dublin known as Delvin River. Near its banks St Patrick was wandering; Dined in house of Sesenen - fell asleep afterwards on brink of stream. Benignus son of Sesenen searched for him - plucked flowers and laid on breast - Patrick awoke and predicted "He will be my heir" Benignus known

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