Lough Leane turned into Blood

Patrick Weston Joyce

In the year of our Lord 864 a fearful thing happened to Lough Leane, a small lake near the village of Fore in the County Westmeath. Without any known cause it was turned into blood for the space of nine days; and the astonished people, when they came to examine it, saw all round the edge great masses of clotted gore floating about on the surface.