The Cailleach Beara is one of the oldest living mythological beings associated with Ireland. Called Baoi, she is one of the original great land Goddesses. She never got old! It was said “she passed into seven periods of youth, so that every husband used to pass to death from her, of old age, so that her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were peoples and races.” The ultimate Earth Mother, she was the source of fertility and female power. As a corn goddess, she was a protector of wild nature.
Let Beara Baoi Tours take you to Kilcatherine where you can learn more about the Cailleach. We visit her fossilised remains which overlook Ballycrovane bay as she awaits the return of her husband, sea god Manannan, now sitting as a stone herself in her landscape of stone.