In County Fermanagh, beside the road between Florence
Court and Blacklion, is a huge escarpment called
the "Hanging Rock" and below it rests an
enormous boulder some twenty feet long and fifteen
feet high. It is covered in ivy and surrounded by
trees. The official title for this lump is Cloghoge,
meaning Large Stone. But the locals know it more
affectionately as the Salter's Stone. We're
curious to know who the salter was?
The salter's stone
The legend goes that this old man was on his way to market to sell his sack of salt when he was caught in a tremendous storm. He sheltered beneath these trees but suddenly this rock broke free, hundreds of feet above him, and crushed him to death. I've been told that on dark stormy nights he still roams the area.
If you know anything about the salter's stone, add
your comments by using the form at the bottom of the
James Murray - Feb '08
Two years have passed since my Father Frederick
Murray died, and I am aware that Blacklion is a changed
place since he was a young man living there however
if any body remembers him or his brothers and sisters
it would be great to hear from you what a beautiful
pace is Blacklion.
James Murray - Feb '07
It is now just over a year since my father Frederick
Murray passed away as I have already mentioned he loved
the hanging rock as a place to visit he loved Blacklion
if any one remembers him from his younger days in Ireland
I would be delighted to here from you .
My Email Jadema1721 at aol.com Jmes Murray
John Kelly - April '06
When the road was widened many years ago, the salter's
rock was split as it was in the way, so only half of
it now remains. There was great interest to see if any
remains of the salter were underneath the bit that was
removed but nothing was found.
James Murray - April '06
My father Frederick Murray was born in Blacklion in
January 1922 he lived in Kentish Town London. Sadly
he died on January 18th 2006.
I was delighted to come across this article as Dad
often said the hanging rock was his favourite place
and he cycled there often as a boy.