15. Lurigethan

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15. Lurigethan

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7th March 2023

Lurigethan stands tall above the village of Cushendall with the plateau forming one side of the Queen of the Glens, Glenariff.

The defensive qualities of the site were apparent to the ancient rath builders of Ireland, and a prehistoric promontory fort can be found on the summit.

Legend says that Finn MacCool and Ossian were born on Lurigethan. The fort is said to be the fortress of the warrior Goll Mac Morna, Finn MacCool’s arch enemy. Goll (one-eyed) lost an eye in a battle in which he killed Finn’s father.


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This project is receiving financial support via the District Council Good Relations Programme.