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Cúchulainn's Leap


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Place-name popularly ascribed to several sites in the Gaelic world. The most important Leap is a sheer-sided rectangular rock at Loop Head on the north side of the Shannon estuary, Co. Clare. According to the local story, Cúchulainn was fleeing an importunate female who did not leap as well as he did. Other place-names alluding to Cúchulainn are a bed, house, and grave, all near Anascaul on the Dingle peninsula, Co. Kerry, and the Cuchullin (or Cuillin) Hills in the south of the Isle of Skye.

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