Mullingar - at the heart of Irish Mythology

Many important Irish legends are associated with landmarks in and around Mullingar Westmeath. Lough Derravaragh and the Children of Lir, Castlepollard”s Irish name Cionn Torc is named after the boar that gored Diarmuid while out hunting with Fionn and the epics the Toraiocht and the Tain both have associated sites in the county and Bard Mythologies tells the stories of the first settlers of Ireland – the Fir Bolg – the arrival of the Tuatha De Dannann, the two battles of Moytura and the legend of Midir and Etain. The Children of Lir, Amerghin and the arrival of the Millesians (Celts) and Balor of the evil eye, tyrant leader of the Fomorri. Along with The Hill of Uisneach, The mythological and sacred centre of Ireland.

The Children of Lir

The Children of Lir is a legend from Irish mythology, the story …

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Hill of Uisneach

The Hill of Uisneach in Co. Westmeath has played a part in …

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Leprechaun Hotbed

In 1908 Westmeath became a ‘leprechaun hotbed’ amid dozens of sightings LEPRECHAUNS …

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The Jealous Wall

The Jealous Wall was built c. 1760 as a result of a …

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Haunted Stories

These stories were provided by Local Historian and Author Ruth Illingworth Mount …

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Military Ghosts

Columb Barracks is said to be quite a haunted place. One ghost is …

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