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Saint Dympna Martyr

Reposed 620 Remembered May 15

St Dympna was the daughter of pagan Royal and Christian mother. At the loss of his wife he desired to marry his 15 year old daughter who, on her refusal and flight to Belgium, was decapitated. She is one of the few martyrs of early Ireland

There is a church dedicated to her, and holy well, at Kildownet on the shore of Achill Island Co Mayo.

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