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Slemish Mountain, the first known Irish home of Saint Patrick, is located in County Antrim. The mountain rises about 1500 feet (437 metres) above the surrounding plain, and it is actually the central core of an extinct volcano.
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 the Lord Jesus Christ as his only consolation in his loneliness.
Slemish Mountain is open year-round, and on Saint Patrick's Day (17th March) large crowds hike to the top of the mountain as a pilgrimage.
December 29th, 2018
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