Folk Tales & Legends, Sacred Sites & Ritual

The Story of Carnaghan Portal Tomb

Carnaghan (Baile Mhic Cearnacháin or 'The King's Grave') portal cairn/tomb, Inch Island, Co. Donegal, Ireland. C320238  (55.060722, -7.499917) On private farmland, Carnaghan or Baile Mhic Cearnacháin meaning Townland of Carnaghan, is derived from the word "cearnach" meaning "victorious", which all links these stones and townland to Conall Cearnach, the fabled warrior from the Ulster Cycle of… Continue reading The Story of Carnaghan Portal Tomb

Sacred Sites & Ritual

The Landscape of the Goddess Medb

'...It struck me,' Ailill said, 'how much better off you are today than the day I married you.' 'I was well enough off without you.' Medb replied. - Táin Bó Cúailnge Meskanmaeve, Donegal Here in County Donegal in the North West of Ireland, there is a hill called Meskanmeave with a neolithic cairn that sits… Continue reading The Landscape of the Goddess Medb