Portrun Development Association aim to collect and disseminate local heritage information. The Association intend to have members become trained as folklore and oral history collectors and to then create an archive of oral history recordings.

The Monster of Lough Ree by Pat Watson

St. Patrick lived in Ireland in 432 ad. One of the legendary things he did was to banish all reptiles from the land. But apparently some survived, particularly one that resides here!  Every 7 years a strange creature appears in Lough Ree and devours swimmers!!!

This clever monster appeared to three sober clergymen in the 1950s. They described it as being a giant eel like creature about two and a half feet thick and fifty feet long, with four loops above the water.  They thought he had a lump on his head and mouth and teeth like a pike.