Inscribed cross on St Patrick's rock


St Patrick's Rock, Penitential Station

The second station at Kilgeever are the three rocks just south of the holy well. The largest one, in the centre, is known as St Patrick's Rock. This stone is said to bear the imprint of the saint's knees. The rocks bear crude crosses inscribed by modern pilgrims visiting the site.

Pilgrims would walk to the outcrop and say 3 Our Fathers, 3 Hail Marys and the Creed, before kneeling at St Patrick's Rock and repeating the above.

From here the pilgrims would walk further south to the medieval church.

Situated: In Kilgeever graveyard south of the holy well.

Discovery Map 30: L 8362 8074. Last visit May 2017.

Longitude: 9° 45' 54" W

Latitude: 53° 45' 48" N

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Photos: Jim Dempsey.

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