On Tue, 6 Feb 1996, Raghnall Toma/s O/g O/ Cearbhaill wrote:
> Did not most of the Gaelic kings have inaugural stones, all of which may
> have been referred to as "the stone of destiny?"
Funny I'm called Tom Og too :)
I didn't know that most Gaelic Kings had them or that they were referred
to as stones of destiny....I'm referring to the Lia-fail of the High-king
that is in the King's Rath at Tara. The Stone of Scone is often referred
to as the Lia-fail, or Jacob's Pillow or The Stone of Destiny. Some
believe it was St.Columba's portable Altar Stone. Scottish Nationalists
removed the "Stone of Scone" and stole it away to Scotland in the early
1950's I think it was 1951. In that time the Stone broke in two pieces.
The Scots had a copy made before it was returned to Westminster Abbey.
There was a good article awhile back in an issue of "The Highlander" by
Nigel Tranter. In the Article Tranter made quite a case that the Stone in
Westminster Abbey is not the True Stone which was much larger, black and
carved which does not discribe the Westminster Stone. More recently there
was an interview of some Scottish Nationalist on Cuillans FM a radio
program on the Isle of Skye, this man refered to the Westminster Stone as
a "Sistank Lid".
Now the Tara Stone was supposed to cry out when the true king sat on it.
I was only wondering if it still remained in the King's Rath at Tara.
If so are there any photographs around?
Tom Mungall<[log in to unmask]>