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Slemish Mountain County Antrim northern Ireland
Slemish Mountain, the legendary first known Irish home of Saint Patrick, is located in Co. Antrim. The mountain rises about 1500 feet (437 metres) above the surrounding plain, and it is actually the central core of an extinct volcano.

According to legend, following his capture and being brought as a slave to Ireland, Patrick worked as a shepherd at Slemish Mountain for about six years, from ages 16 through 22, for a man named Milchu (or Miluic).

It was during this time that Patrick turned to frequent prayer as his only consolation in his loneliness. In a vision he was encouraged to escape and return home.

He did, became a priest and returned to Ireland, allegedly to convert his old master. The legend goes that his own real conversion took place while on Slemish out in all weathers, communing with nature and praying continuously. As Patrick was not the first Christian Bishop to visit Ireland, his ministry was confined to the North. Here he established churches and an episcopal system. One such church is thought to have been founded at the nearby site of Skerry Churchyard.
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Aidan Monaghan
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Slemish Mountain County Antrim northern Ireland<br />
Slemish Mountain, the legendary first known Irish home of Saint Patrick, is  located in Co. Antrim.  The mountain rises about 1500 feet (437 metres) above the surrounding plain, and it is actually the central core of an extinct volcano. <br />
<br />
According to legend, following his capture and being brought as a slave to Ireland, Patrick worked as a shepherd at Slemish Mountain for about six years, from ages 16 through 22, for a man named Milchu (or Miluic).<br />
<br />
It was during this time that Patrick turned to frequent prayer as his only consolation in his loneliness.  In a vision he was encouraged to escape and return home.<br />
<br />
He did, became a priest and returned to Ireland, allegedly to convert his old master.  The legend goes that his own real conversion took place while on Slemish out in all weathers, communing with nature and praying continuously.  As Patrick was not the first Christian Bishop to visit Ireland, his ministry was confined to the North.  Here he established churches and an episcopal system.  One such church is thought to have been founded at the nearby site of Skerry Churchyard.<br />
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