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Bawnboy, Ballyconnell, Co Cavan

St Mogue’s Island, BawnboyThis is reputedly the birth place of St Mogue (St Aiden) a noted early Irish saint.

It contains early Christian monastic ruins and a graveyard. The island features largely in local tradition and folklore.

It entered the realms of modern folklore in 1943 with the crash of an RAF Beaufighter plane.

The beautiful legend of St Mogue’s birth is well preserved in the parish of Templeport.