Monthly Archives: February 2017

Jonathan Swift’s Loughcrew Poem

The hills at Loughcrew are commonly known by their Irish name: Sliabh na Caillí. Meaning Mountain of the Witch. This comes from the local legend about how the Cairns were formed. Jonathan Swift heard of this story and put it to verse.   Determined now her tomb to build, 
Her ample skirt with stones she…
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