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Muirchú's Life of Patrick (Author: Muirchú maccu Machtheni)

Chapter 11


II 11 (9). (1) When the angel came to him he gave him advice regarding his burial: ‘Let two untamed oxen be chosen and let them go wherever they will with the cart that carries your body, and wherever they stand still, there a church in honour of your body shall be erected.’ (2)And as the angel had said, untamed oxen were chosen and they steadily drew the cart containing the holy body placed on their necks. It was from a place called Clocher, east of Findabair, from the cattle of Conal that the honourable choice was made. And, guided by the will of God, they went out to Dun Lethglaisse, where Patrick lies buried.