Cú Chulainn's Pillar Stone

Abstract: Story collected by Rita Allen, a student at Pres. Convent, Drogheda school (Drogheda, Co. Louth) from informant Mr J. Allen.

Original reference: 0679/1/42

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COLLECTOR
Allen, Rita
Gender
female
Age
58
Location
Louth (County)
INFORMANT
Allen, Mr J.
Gender
male
Age
50
Location
Louth (County)

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Cú Chulainn's Pillar Stone [duchas:4963451]

Cuchulainn's pillar stone.

In a field, about two miles from Dundalk, and not far from Knockbridge, stands a pillar stone. We are told from local tradition that a giant died at this stone, and it is 'the; asserted that it is the death stone of Cuchulainn. The legend is that the hero having been fatally wounded would not give his enemies that satisfaction of seeing him fall, but bound himself by his girdle to a pillar stone and continued his last fight while life remained.

Rita Allen, 58 Trinity Street Drogheda
The above was got from:-
Mr. J. Allen (50)
trinity Street, Drogheda

Origin information
Drogheda, Co. Louth
Date created:
Type of Resource
text
Physical description
p. 075
Volume 0679
Note
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Sr. M. Patrick .
Languages
English  
Genre
Folktale
Subject
Historic sites   linked data (lcsh)
Historical and commemorative structures--Séadchomharthaí
Cuchulain (Legendary character)    linked data (lcsh)
Cú chulainn--Cú Chulainn
School location
DroghedaDroichead ÁthaDroghedaLouth
Location
https://doi.org/10.7925/drs1.duchas_5077649
Location
University College Dublin. National Folklore Collection UCD .

Original reference: 0679/1/42

Suggested credit
"Cú Chulainn's Pillar Stone"in "The Schools' Manuscript Collection," held by University College Dublin, National Folklore Collection UCD. © University College Dublin. Digital content by: Glenbeigh Records Management, published by UCD Library, University College Dublin <https://doi.org/10.7925/drs1.duchas_5077649>
Note
Collected as part of the Schools' Folklore scheme, 1937-1938, under the supervision of teacher Sr. M. Patrick .
Funding
Supported by funding from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (Ireland), University College Dublin, and the National Folklore Foundation (Fondúireacht Bhéaloideas Éireann), 2014-2016.
Record source
Metadata creation date: 2014/2016 — Metadata created by Fiontar, Dublin City University, in collaboration with the National Folklore Collection UCD and UCD Library. Original Fiontar metadata converted into MODS by UCD Library.

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