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| Cailleach Beara |
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|Description ||I'd only just passed through the gate when my sandal broke after a few steps, so I continued barefoot. The atmosphere there that day was feminine, gentle and enfolding. It was of an intensity I've only experienced at a few other sites, Cailleach in her aspect of Mother, warm gentle and nurturing.|
From the first sight of her, which is the view in this image, I could instantly see where the legend had arisen of her waiting on the shore for her lover Manannan Mac Lir to return. She does look like a woman in a shawl, sitting at the edge of the cliff.
That year, Dido's album was playing everywhere I went, and this particularly haunting track always reminds me of this aspect of the Cailleach Beara.
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