The Giants and the Standing Stone

There is a large standing stone at a little distance from the Dun-of-Clopook, and the following story is told locally.

Long ago, there were ginats in the land, and the giant who lived at Dunamase was visiting the giant who lived at Clopook. They began to boast one with another of their great strength, and finally they challenged each other as to who could fling a stone the farthest. The giant from Dunamase picked up a great rock and pegged it with all his might. It fell at Castledermot, near Athy. When the giant of Clopook saw such a feeble throw he burst out laughing, and the big stone fell out of his hand into the ground, where it stands beside the Dun-of-Clopook today.

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