Myth of the Serpent

Near the source of the Owenreagh River, outside Dungiven is a pool called Lig-na-paistie, were an enormous serpent is said to lie curled up. It used to ravage the adjoining lands until St Murrough prayed to be able to put three bands of rushes on him, and then that these should become bands of iron, thus trapping the serpent forever.

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