|The Piper of Dickmount-Law
There is a legend, centuries old, that relates the tale of the 'Piper of Dickmount-Law'.
The story starts with the piper and his wife travelling home, along the nearby coast, severely drunk after attending a wedding.
On the way, they stumbled into a deep coastal cave, known as the Forbidden Cave, which was believed to be occupied by demons, and which no-one dared enter.
Next morning, the piper was heard beneath Dickmount-Law, two kilometres from the coast, sounding his drone, while his wife sang a melancholy song.
Soon afterwards, the piper’s dog was seen to emerge from the cave in a state of distress. The piper continued to play incessantly for several days and nights thereafter, but neither he nor his wife was ever seen again.
There is a lengthy and amusing poem dedicated to this event, which can be read on Google Books.
There is a very similar tale told regarding the Piper's Cave, Uamh an Oir (Cave of Gold) at Harlosh on the Isle of Skye.
Posted by LesHamilton
22nd July 2015ce
Edited 23rd July 2015ce