The myth, as every Irish primary school student knows, goes like this.
Some time around the fifth century, St Brigid approached the King of Leinster looking for land upon which to build a convent.
Brigid, of course, wasn’t a saint then, and the King of Leinster was a parsimonious type, so he refused. He laughed in her face, even though the land was perfect for a convent, being fertile, near running water, and with a...
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