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