The head sat for many years in the family hall in County Louth, but was recently uncovered in an outhouse.Severed head of patron saint of genital disease on sale (via Geekologie)
Mr Matthews said that although he couldn't be certain it was the head of a saint: "It's certainly ancient, and it's certainly the head of somebody."
The Holy Cross Monastery, a Benedictine order in Rostrevor, County Down, did not even know who St Vitalis was, and after an internet search, declined to comment further on the matter of his or anyone else's severed head.
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