Lough Derg

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  1. bedb says:

    Re: Lough Derg
    I believe Lough Derg was also where the sidhe high king Bodb Derg lived…and it is also affliated with Brian Boru.

  2. Ian Topham says:

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    A reader e-mailed in with another story of Lough Derg following his visit there.

    It occurred in the 6th cent. In that time, there was a community of holymen that lived on an island on the lake. Inis Cealtra, or the Holy Island.One of them was a simple man named Mac Creiche (MacCree). At the same time the mainland was being terrorized by a monster badger, the size of an Irish bull. It lived in nearby Lough na Brocknee, or the Lake of the Badger. it feasted on both people and farm animals. One by one,6 saints were called in to try and drive the beast away. Each one was consumed.

    MacCreiche was told by God that he must leave the island. When he did, he fought the monster.What he did was put a chain around it’s neck and drown it in the lake. MacCreiche eventually traveled to the nearby town of Liscannor and started a church. His tomb is intact in the ruins.(I was there) On eitherside of the tomb are stylized badgers. There was also faded Latin writing,but I couldn’t make it out.

  3. Ian Topham says:

    Re: Lough Derg
    No salmon are said to be in Lough Derg as St Patrick put a curse upon it.