Slíab Echtge

Slíab Echtge (Echtge’s Mountain), often cited in the writings of W. B. Yeats and Lady Gregory, a range of mountains (1,243 feet) east of Gort and south of Loughrea, Co Galway; usually known in English as Slieve Aughty (or Baughty). Place-name legend links the mountains with Echthge, a woman of the Tuatha Dé Danann, hence […]

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Turoe Stone, Bullaun, Co Galway

The Turoe Stone sculpture is a masterpiece of Irish Iron Age art and normally stands in the village of Bullaun near Loughrea, Co Galway. It had been moved in the 1850s from its original location near the Rath of Feerwore, an Iron Age ring-fort structure, at nearby Kiltullagh. The stone is currently off site and […]

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