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- When Saint Patrick was converting the people of Ireland to the true faith he visited Fuerty, Athleague and Oran, and established a church in each of those places. The spot where he built in Athleague parish is about a half mile south of the present village of Athleague. The place is called Gluan Patrick. The name is derived from a stone on which Saint Patrick is stated to have left the impression of knee. There is a holy well there at which stations are performed on the last Sunday of July.In recent times the late Very Reverend Canon Conry P.P. erected a beautiful statue of Saint Patrick.There are traces of the site of an ancient church a short distance from the holy well.The spot where Saint Patrick established his church in Fuerty was(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.