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Hill of Allen

Sacred Hill


There is a lot of myth and legend attached to the Hill of Allen, it is called the birthplace of Fionn MacCumhail and it is said to have been the mythical Fiannas main fort. It is also associated with the god Nuada and he built a white walled palace on it.
It was called the Island of Allen because it is surrounded by the bog of allen.
It is also know as Almu. Almu is associated with a goddess/beautiful woman.
Fionn MacCumhail is meant to have throw Punchestown Standing Stone from here.
It is associated with Cloghan Hill and every year Fionn is meant to have sent a young warrior to Bri Ele where he was taken into the underworld to meet Brigdit.
I seem to remember reading somewhere as well that the tower folly built on top of it used a wedge tomb for its foundations but I havent been able to find I reference for this again.
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
26th May 2006ce

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