The Black Pig

Clonfert, Co. Galway

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It is said that when the war would start a Black Pig would start also from a place called the Valley of the Black Pig. It is believed that this pig will that this pig will cross the Suck and travel around and in his travels he would cross over Red Mount Hill. Then would also go around a red-haired woman. Both of those would meet and not until they would be killed would the war end. In the Valley of the Black Pig a battle would be fought when the war would be over this valley would be flowing with blood.

Collector: Eilish Reilly

Informant: William Reilly, Clonfert

Place: Clonfert

Footnote: Duchas, http://www.duchas.ie

 

This page was added on 16/05/2017.

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