Saul

Irish Local Names Explained

Saul near Downpatrick; Sabhall [Saul], a barn. Dichu, the prince of the surrounding district, was St. Patrick's first convert in Ireland; the chief made the saint a present of his barn, to be used temporarily as a church; and hence the place was called Sabhall-Patrick, St. Patrick's barn, now shortened to Saul.

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