6 Oct 2017

The Pagan Sites of Europe Remembered (28): Bull Rock, Ireland

With Halloween approaching, let us consider a site connected with the Irish god of the dead, Donn.

Out in the sea off the South West coast of Ireland, beyond the Island of Dursey, is a large and impressive rock that is a major hazard to shipping. Accordingly it has its own lighthouse that is commonly reached by a helicopter. There is also a large tunnel that has been carved by the sea through its base. It is not surprising that such a remarkable geological feature became associated with a pagan deity of some importance.