Product code: 7600-117C
Footed Queen Maeve Centrepiece has been inspired by Irish Legend and Storytelling
Limited to 25 Pieces World Wide. Wooden Base also Available. Please check Details.
On the summit of Knocknarea Mountain (320 meters in height) in County Sligo a large Cairn can be found known locally as 'Miosgan Meadhba' (Maeve's Cairn). With a flat top it measures 55m in diameter and 10m high. It is one of Ireland's finest examples of ancient Cairn's.
Folklore about Maeve's Cairn
Local folklore says that the Iron Age Queen of Connaught, Meave, is buried here. Queen Meave is known in Irish legends for Táin Bó Cúailnge (Cattle Raid of Cooley) when she invaded Ulster to steal a stud bull by the name of Donn Cuailnge. Folklore says that she is buried in the Cairn with her full body armour on and in a standing position facing her enemies in Ulster. If you stand at the Cairn facing North you can actually see Ulster far in the distance.
Folklore also mentions that its bad luck to remove a stone from the Cairn but good luck to take a stone up the hill and place it on the Cairn. A reason why this Cairn has probably stood for so long and well preserved.
The Centrepiece comes to you signed, numbered and complete with Certificate of Authenticity
- Price : € 450.00