The Mermaid of Newhall Lake

The Mermaid of Newhall Lake

Ennistymon may have its Púca but in Clarecastle/Ballyea we have our Mermaid! Reading through the Clare section of the 1937 Schools’ Project now held in Dúchas, there are 92 stories of mermaids. 26 of these relate to our Mermaid of Newhall. Children all over Clare knew her tale back then. That knowledge has lessened, so to put that right, we have posted a compilation of folklore about our Mermaid on our website. Her story is also told in a new song composed by a young local composer. Read and listen all about her on the two links below:

Mermaid of Newhall
Original artwork "Mermaid of Newhall" in watercolour, Marge Smith, R.C.A. 2021
The Mermaid's Waterfall, Killone. Ballyea 5th Class - Joint First - Aisling Clohessy
CBHWG Archives
Mermaid of Killone Lake
Ailbhe Griffin, 5th Class, Ballyea N.S.
Mermaid carving, Clonfert Cathedral, Co. Galway
Antaine Ó Deargáin
Mermaid carving at Clonfert Cathedral, Co. Galway
Antaine Ó Deargáin
Mermaid carving at Clonfert Cathedral, Co. Galway
Antaine Ó Deargáin
Mermaid of Killone
Marge Smith R.C.A. 2021
Newhall

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