St Erc and begged a nights shelter which he gladly gave them but when he arose in the morning and examined his (?) as was his usual custom he found most of his goose eggs missing as were also the travellers. He became so enraged at his hospitality being thus abused and being also a man of violent temper he said, my curse be upon you, quarrels and contentions be amongst you, may war and pestilence plague you. This building is on private property and being the concern of the ancient monuments department they are at present opening negotiations with the owners with a view to having it restored to it former state of preservation.
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In the neighbourhood of Stackallen on the Slane and Navan road on the northern bank of the river Boyne there are two objects. There are St Patrick's well, a blessed well dedicated to our patron saint, but now neglected and disused, and Barristown Cross, a wayside monumental cross the pillar or shaft of which, supported by a short pedestal or base stands on a small knoll near the road.
This monument was erected
- James Downes