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The People's Friend - - This Week’s Cover Feature -

n Sligo Abbey is be­lieved to have in­spired “Drac­ula”. Au­thor Bram Stoker lived in the town dur­ing the 1832 cholera epi­demic.

n Bernardo O’hig­gins, lib­er­a­tor of Chile, was the il­le­git­i­mate son of Sligob­orn Am­bro­sio O’hig­gins.

n When St Pa­trick vis­ited Kil­laspugs­brone church near Strand­hill, he fell and broke a tooth. The relic, en­shrined in a wood and metal case, is now on view in the Na­tional Mu­seum of Ire­land, Dublin.

n In the 1980s a turf cut­ter dis­cov­ered a hun­dred­weight piece of but­ter buried in a bog! It is thought it had re­mained hid­den for over a cen­tury, but no­body knows why it was put there.

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