Have you seen the " Death of Cuchulain" Bronz sculpture
at Gneneral Post Office in Dublin ?
This standing stone said to be legendary warrior hero Cuchulain
bound hemself to this piller stone in his final battle.
This huge Dolmen (cap-stone is 47tons, 3000BC) is said locally
that it was carried here by Scots giant, para Bui Mor Seoidin.
(He came here to challenge Irish giant Fionn mac Cumhail.)
If you seach of a wife or husband, throw a small pebble onto the cap-stone.
If it remains on the top, you will be married within the year !
(I tried it, but nothing yet happens in Today........)
In 911 the Deans captured the little town, Later the
Anglo-Normans built a bridge and fortified the settlemants on
both sades of river Boyne.
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This is the site of a medieval monastery, now ruined, with the tallest round tower in Ireland and two stunning Celtic crosses. Both crosses have been beautifully carved with images from the Bible and are in remarkably good condition.
Here is Irelands first Cistercian monastery founded 1142 by St. Malachy O'Morgair.
It's ruins stand on the banks of the river Mattock.
There is a visitor centre, too.
Monastic settlement is said to have been founded by
St. Buithe 4 or 5thC. Within the graveyard two chiurches, three High Crosses
and round tower. (33.5m high 9thC)