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Luath's Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir


CuChullin's dog was called Luath - it means 'swift' in Gaelic. Sometimes you want to know where your dog is - it's hard to keep an eye on it when it's dashing about everywhere. So CuChullin would occasionally tie Luath with a bit of string to this stone, when he needed to get on with things undistracted.

The stone is 10ft tall, and stands on a saddle between two hills. It is mentioned in James MacPherson's 'The Poems of Ossian' which he compiled in 1761. (

F R Coles (1903*) was told locally that the stone was sometimes called Macbeth's Stone.

*I don't know what this article is though - but it's mentioned on the RCAHMS record for the site.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
26th May 2004ce
Edited 14th March 2007ce

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