Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Cushy Glen

The story of Cushy Glen has two alternative endings...
One says that he was shot by a traveller he was attempting to rob.
The other has him being captured and then hanged from the tree shown below.

The tree is at a crossroads on the A2 Coleraine to Limavady coastal road.
Approaching from Coleraine and turning right at the crossroads takes you to Castlerock and the beach which I showed a couple of weeks ago.

I don't know how much truth there is to the Cushy Glen tale, but the house on the right of the tree would know if he was hanged there.
It was built in 1691 - so it was already around 100 years old when Cushy was roaming the hills!


frenchie4moi said...

1681!! That's amazing. Have a great weekend!

Maggie said...

It sounds like some great town lore!

And your area of the country looks simply beautiful, as I've looked back over your pictures.

I was in Dublin in March and regret not getting into the country to see the real "Ireland"; and I didn't get anywhere near Northern Ireland- ah, next time.

Your photos are beautiful and such gran fun!