To avenge the murder of his father by the three sons of the neighboring king Tuirrean, Lugh
swears that "the people of the gods of Dana have done treachery on one another, and it is long that they will be under loss by it and weakened by it" (Gregory 46).
Some claim it can be traced back to 1570 and has its roots in an old pagan tribute to Lugh
, god of genius and light.
On the second day of the 400-year-old celebration, visitors hoped the sun would finally smile below thanks to Lugh
, the ancient sun god which gave the fair its name.
Campaigners against the M3 in Co Meath fear it will destroy the Rath Lugh
national monument, an ancient fort beside the 2,000-year-old Hill of Tara.
Read about King Balor and his evil eye that kills enemies at a glance - can brave young warrior Lugh
of the Long Arm save the day?
Campaigners want the M3 rerouted around the Rath Lugh
Campaigners against the M3 motorway in Co Meath fear it will destroy the Rath Lugh
national monument - a fort beside the hill, which is thousands of years old.
Demonstrators feared the work of heavy machinery near Rath Lugh
could collapse a tunnel holding a female protester.