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Old Crone of Cairn Hill

Old Crone of Beara is said to have dropped stones that make up cairns on Cairn Hill in Longford. As with many legends, the stories vary, with some saying she was another personification of the Goddess Bridget… #Irishlegend #folklore

Walking Deadmans Beach

Legend states Columbus holidayed in Galway five years before finding America – an exotic body of a dead man washed ashore at Renmore, making him think there was land to the West, inspiring his voyages.

Salmon of Knowledge

Tobar Segais by hazel trees nine Shed each a nut to the waters still And a salmon hungry there was swimming And …

Destiny Followed Demands Sacrifice

Standing sentry where Sceine lies His love who died at sea Before Ameregin chanted the sacred verse So this Island of Destiny …

Naoise’s People

He who she loved… of the black, black hair Ruby lips and cheeks, of the palest skin… Not of the Celts as …

King Congal’s Grief

Congal, the proud king, his wife a prince bore Alas, in giving to her son his life She lost hers, tragic the …

Lianhan Shee

Man, turn your face from the Lianhan Shee Fall not for her, though fair be her charms It will bring you death, …

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