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March 17th 493

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In respect of St Patrick

St Patrick, though born in Scotland, is of course the patron saint of Ireland.

He was remembered in Perthshire with churches dedicated to him at Strogeith and Blackford. He also had some connections with the parish of Muthill. From the 1st Statistical Account.

“St Patrick’s Well, so named from a chapel once there, probably dedicated to the saint. Part of the foundations of the chapel are still to be seen, and close by these are a few houses, lately built, which bear the name of the saint… The inhabitants until very lately held his memory in so high veneration, that on his day, March 17th, neither the clap of the mill was heard, nor the plough seen to move in the furrow.” 

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