Taghart Mountain, County Cavan, Ireland.

Taghart lake

Taghart mountain and lake. ©AgSmaoneamh2015

“In olden times there was a fair held at Taghart mountain…….This fair was something like the Tailteann festival – it lasted a week. Sports and races were held and the old race-course can still be pointed out. In the foot-races the competitors ran over a large field at the foot of the mountain and evidently they swam across one part of the lake. It was an annual event, and it would be at least two hundred years since it was last held.”

A local account on the history and folklore of Taghart mountain recorded in 1941.

Taghart mountain is quite a special place and not far from Loughanleagh.

Below Taghart lies Ralaghan bog where an anthropomorphic figure, referred to as Ralaghan Man, was originally discovered and now can be seen on display in the National Museum, Dublin.

One thought on “Taghart Mountain, County Cavan, Ireland.

  1. My maternal grandfather John Campbell was born in Taghart on 1/18/1881 to Matthew Campbell a farmer and Alice (Boyle) Campbell. My maternal grandmother Mary (Brady) Campbell was born on 2/22/1997 in Kilcrossduff to Peter Brady a national teacher and Bridget (O’Neill) Brady.

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