Leitrim Portal Tomb


Leitrim Portal Tomb, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland

 

Cú Chulainn’s Stone

Clochafarmore Standing Stone aka Cuchulain's Stone
Clochafarmore Standing Stone aka Cuchulain’s Stone, Co Louth, Ireland

Cú Chulainn's Stone
This is the standing stone Cú Chulainn (the hero of Ulster) is said to have tied himself to in order that he ‘die on his feet’. He was mortally wounded by his own spear cast by Lugaid. A prophecy foretold “a king would fall by it”, so Lugaid had a druid/satirist/poet trick the spear from Cú Chulainn. While tied to the stone his enemies feared approaching until a crow lands on his shoulder. The battle goddess Morrigu (Morrígan) is said to often appears as a crow. When the enemies approach Lugaid beheads Cú Chulainn whose sword falls and slices of Lugaid’s right hand, in revenge the enemies cut off Cú Chulainn’s hand.

Rathlackan Court Tomb

Rathlackan Court Tomb 1
Rathlackan Court Tomb, Co Mayo, Ireland

Rathlackan Court Tomb 2

The east facing entrance to the gallery

Rathlackan Court Tomb 3

Rathlackan Court Tomb 4

The court from the east

Rathlackan Court Tomb 5

Looking down on the gallery entrance and first chamber

Rathlackan Court Tomb 6

The gallery as viewed from the back (west)

Ballina Dolmen

Dolmen of the Four Maols
Dolmen of the Four Maols, Ballina, Co Mayo, Ireland