School: Druim Mór

Location:
Dromore, Co. Sligo
Teacher:
Seosamh Ó Catháin

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0167, Page 007

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This rock is probably over 300 tons in weight and is ina field beside Killenduff National School. It is split in two as if it were hewn by a saw. This is the tradition connected with it:-

Ages ago two fierce giants lived on the Ox Mountains. They argued about their respective strengths and what they could do. They agreed to put the argument to a test by throwning a stone. They selected two large stones of similar size, several tons in weight. The idea was to see who could throw the stone from the Ox Mountains to the sea, five miles distant.
The first took up the stone, flung it, and it fell into the sea. The second took his throw and it fell about half a mile from the sea in its present position. The second giant's rage was so great

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Informant
Peg Judge
Gender
female
Address
Crowagh or Dunneill Mountain, Co. Sligo
Language
English