03. An Ciuthach

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A folktale which tells of a giant called Ciuthach living in the dun and harassing the local community and how the noble band of the Fenians came to destroy him and rid the community of his oppression. This is a noted Fenian tale with Fionn and Oscar as participants and it is singular in that it is the only tale where the Fenians take a step back in being faced with the enemy. It is also one of the few Fenian tales known to be located in Lewis.