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Dindshenchas 03: The Well and the Cheese – The Unlikely Story of Medb and her Sisters

Map of Inis Clothrann

Inis Clothrann, the largest island of Lough Ree, Co. Longford, is famous for more than just its venerable monastic remains.  It was here that Medb of Crúachán would bathe in the island’s well in fulfilment of a geis, imposed for killing at least one of her sisters.  It was at this same well she met her death.

Join the Story Archaeologists as they plumb its murky depths, encountering a lethal piece of cheese on the way.

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Music: “Tam Lin” by Gian Castello.