The Fairy Glen

At the Fairy Glen the Kilbroney River meanders through a tunnel of mature oak, sycamore and beech trees growing on banks festooned by wild flowers, on a summer’s day with the sunlight penetrating the canopy, reflecting on the water as it
cascades over the rocks, it is easy to understand why the place became called the Fairy Glen. Tradition has it that the Fairy Glen in Rostrevor was so called because it was the home of the ‘wee folk’. Residents were careful not to use this route after darkness fell as it widely believed that the fairies inhabited the Glen and could be heard at night dancing to ethereal music from another world.

Lassara’s Leap

There is a sad legend connected with Narrow Water Keep, that of Lassara, a young maiden, being kept prisoner, who heard her lover calling and threw herself from the battlements to her death on the rocks below.

The Calliagh Berra’s Lake

On Slieve Gullion’s summit plateau lies the Calliagh Berra’s lough. The pool is named after a woman famed in local folklore for bewitching the giant Finn McCool. She tricked him into diving into the lough, and when he surfaced his hair had
turned completely white. Legend has it that the same fate will befall any person who swims in the waters today.

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Cloughmore Stone

The Cloughmore Stone is a 30ton Granite boulder on the mountain ridge approximately 1000ft above the Rostrevor Village. Geologists describe Cloughmore as a spectacular remnant of the Ice Age but local folklore is much morecolourful and relates the stone to the Irish Giant Fionn MacCumhaill.