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Irvinestown in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
 

Centenary Gardens House 2

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 20, 2014
1. Centenary Gardens House 2
Inscription.
St Brigid
St Brigid who died about the year 525, founded her monastery at Kildare and took an active part with Bishop Conleth in preaching the Gospel. She became widely venerated in Europe as well as in Ireland where she has been venerated as one of the three national patrons (from the Breviary)

St Brigid
The feast of St Brigid, on the first day of February marks the beginning of Spring. In the Celtic Calender [sic] it was called Imbolc. The long sleep of winter was over now, the trees were budding, young lambs were appearing and everywhere there was birth and new life. The Feast of St Brigid must teach us a love for creation as presented in hymns and poems of our early Irish Saints.

St. Molaise of Devenish
One century after St Patrick's death and at the time of the growth of Monasteries in Erin, St Molaise (whose death is recorded in the Annals of the Ulster in both 563 and 570) founded a monastery on Devenish Island. A legend describes that St Molaise listened spellbound to birds song as he rested from his labour. The reverie lasted one hundred years and when St Molaise looked around the monastery had been built. There are many other legends about St. Molaise. Once in a snowstorm, his tent alone was free from snow "because the fire of divine love
Centenary Gardens House 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 20, 2014
2. Centenary Gardens House 2 Marker
in him made the snow to melt" As early as 650 AD the poet Cuimin described Devenish as "the house of hospitality for everyone in Erin"
 
Location. 54° 28.308′ N, 7° 38.403′ W. Marker is in Irvinestown, Northern Ireland, in County Fermanagh. Touch for map. The Centenary Garden is adjacent to Sacred Heart Church, Devenish Parish, off the Lisnarick Road, west of Reihill Park. Marker is in this post office area: Irvinestown, Northern Ireland BT94 1EN, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Centenary Gardens House 1 (here, next to this marker); Memorials to the Great Irish Famine in County Fermanagh (about 240 meters away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to Irvinestown (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); South Africa War Memorial (approx. 14 kilometers away); German 77mm Light Artillery Gun (approx. 14 kilometers away); The Watergate and Flag of St George (approx. 14 kilometers away); German 21cm Mortar, 1918 (approx. 14 kilometers away); Cole's Monument (approx. 14 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Irvinestown.
 
Regarding Centenary Gardens House 2. The Centenary Garden of the Celtic Saints presents the story of the Christian Faith in Ireland. The Irish oak sculptures were carved
Centenary Gardens House 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 20, 2014
3. Centenary Gardens House 2 Marker
by Lithuanian Jonas Raiskas.
 
Also see . . .  Sacred Heart Church, Irvinestown, at Natural Stone Database. (Submitted on April 7, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
Centenary Gardens House 2 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 20, 2014
4. Centenary Gardens House 2 Marker
Centenary Gardens House 2 St Brigid Statue and Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 20, 2014
5. Centenary Gardens House 2 St Brigid Statue and Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 7, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 80 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 9, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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