Finn MacCool’s Fingers, County Cavan

In a quiet pine glade on Shantemon Hill, five great boulders stand in a row on the emerald grass. Named after the legendary Irish giant-slayer Finn MacCool, or MacCumhaill, the stones are thought to have been erected during the Bronze Age (between 1750 and 500BC), but their original purpose is unknown. Shantemon Hill is said to have been the inauguration place of the O’Reillys. This site was also the scene of an annual gathering to celebrate the harvest, on Bilberry Sunday, usually the last Sunday in July. It was probably last celebrated in the 1940s.

Finn MacCool’s Fingers are a real hidden gem that are worth a visit on your Ireland tours.