This lovely dock is on the largest lake in Ireland, Lough Neagh. Its name comes from the irish Loch nEachnch meaning the lake of Eachaidh. Eachaidh was a mystical figure also known as Dagda.Tales depict the Dagda as a figure of immense power, armed with a magic club and associated with a cauldron. The club was supposed to be able to kill nine men with one blow; but with the handle he could return the slain to life. The cauldron was known as the Undry and was said to be bottomless, from which no man was left unsatisfied. Uaithne, also known as "the Four Angled Music", was a richly ornamented magic harp made of oak which, when the Dagda played it, put the seasons in their correct order; other accounts tell of it being used to command the order of battle. He possessed two pigs, one of which was always growing whilst the other was always roasting.
So like many places in Ireland this lake is surrounded by myth and legend and only when we listen to what these myths have to say do we start to understand our past.