Cloch Labrais

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[Ir., speaking, answering stone].

The oracular ‘Answering Stone’ of Co. Waterford, located near Ballykeroge, 6 miles NE of Dungarvan. According to legend, the rock split when it was asked to testify to a lie. A woman was rightfully accused of adultery by her husband. She claimed that she was no more guilty of sin with anyone than she was with a man seen at a distance, who was in fact her lover. Although her rhetorical ploy was not an untruth, the duplicity was more than Cloch Labrais could bear.

Subjects: Religion.

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