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Cooley Mountains are a little range of mountains situated in Cooley peninsula, in the north of county Louth at the frontier with Northern Ireland. Highest peak is Slieve Foy, 588 metres over the town of Carlingford.

One of the most important legendary tale in irish mythology was named after this peninsula : the Cattle Raid of Cooley (Táin Bó Cúailnge in irish). It tells of a war against Ulster by the Connacht queen Medb and her husband Ailill, who intend to steal the stud bull Donn Cuailnge, opposed only by the teenage Ulster hero Cúchulainn. Unfortunately I couldn't see any stud bull when I've been there, only sheeps, as usual !

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