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The cuckoo in Irish folklore.

The cuckoo in Irish folklore

The cuckoo holds a special place in Irish folklore, serving as a weather and farming forecaster. The dwindling numbers of cuckoos highlight the urgent need to preserve the species and its rich lore.

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Tau cross on Roughaun Hill.

Killinaboy’s disappearing and re-appearing tau cross

The tau cross from Roughaun Hill, near Killinaboy church site in north Clare, is an impressive early medieval boundary marker. Its unusual form and carvings have long mystified scholars and locals alike, leading to its removal from its original context on more than one occasion.

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