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Achill


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A large, mountainous island, 15 miles by 4, off the west coast of Co. Mayo. The hawk or crow of Achill was supposed to have lived for thousands of years, and could remember the remote past, which he details to Fintan mac Bóchra.

See Eleanor Knott, ‘The Hawk of Achill…’,Folk-Lore, 43 (1932), 376–409.

Subjects: Literature — Religion.


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