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Sliab Fúait


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Highest point in the Fews [Ir. Na Feadha, the woods] mountains near Newtownhamilton, Co. Armagh, named for the Milesian invader Fuad, son of Breogan, and rich in mythological and legendary associations. Adjacent to the hill is Finnachad, reputed residence of Aillén mac Midgna and Lir, father of the Children of Lir. Conall Cearnach defends Ulster from this point in the Táin Bó Cuailnge [Cattle Raid of Cooley]. Fíngein (1), physician of Conchobar mac Nessa, heals Cúchulainn of his wounds on the mountain. Findlám, the herdsman of Tara, has a house here. Deirdre, Fionn mac Cumhaill, and Conán mac Morna all have adventures here. Liath Macha [grey of Macha] and Saingliu, Cúchulainn's horses, rose from a lake near the mountain.

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