The Corpse Eating Eel

Cliffs of Moher Corpse Eating Eel

The Cliffs of Moher are situated in the parish of Kilmacreehy. The parish takes its name from an early Irish Saint Macreehy who, according to folk legend, killed a great eel that came ashore to feast on corpses from the cemetery of his church which lies just beyond the village of Liscannor.

Cliffs of Moher Corpse Eating Eel

The saint’s bed is visible as two stones on the shore, which are covered at high tide. A carving of the eel was to be seen on a stone in Kilmacreehy cemetery until a few generations ago, but has since vanished.

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