A Walk in the Footsteps of Lugh and Balor of the Evil Eye

Watching the Daisies

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The beautiful village of Dunlewey Dun Luiche lies at the foot of Errigal Mountain, the highest peak in Donegal.

During last summer’s Feile an Earagail, I joined a guided walk from Dunlewey into The Poisoned Glen Gleann Nemhe, a U-shaped glen believed to have been formed in The Ice Age.

The pleasant weather attracted a large group, that included local families, tourists, walking enthusiasts and curious locals like myself.

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After crossing an ancient bridge, we admired the beauty of the area.

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It is the site of a mythical battle between Lugh – king of the Tuatha De Danaan, and his grandfather Balor of the Evil Eye.

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The Legend of Lugh and Balor of the Evil Eye

A Druid prophecy foretold that Balor would be killed by his grandson. Balor’s only child Eithne, was thus imprisoned in a stone tower on Tor Mor, on the island of Tory

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By GrannyMoon Posted in Pagan

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