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Wedge Tomb


The highest point of Slievenaglasha, --rising 700 feet above the sea, which is visible far to the west, --has fourteen cairns and overlooks a long shallow valley, with strange brown patches here and there and another strong ring wall over a little cave. The patches are the labbas or beds of the Glas and her calf, the waterfall sprang from the abundant milk of the cow, and the fort is Mohernagartan ("the smiths's fort"), the residence of Lon the Smith. The footprints of the wonderful animal and of Lon's seven sons are visible on every crag, and the cave with strange cinder-like debris is the reputed forge of the "dark brown Luno" of (Macpherson's) Ossian.
p89 in
A Folklore Survey of County Clare (Continued)
Thos. J. Westropp
Folklore, Vol. 23, No. 1. (Mar., 1912), pp. 88-94.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
14th December 2006ce

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