The Leap of the Dog…..Limavady
Limavady is a town in the North West and close to the famous North Coast.
Its name derives from a great Irish story….
Limavady derives its name from the Irish ‘Leim an Mhadaidh’ meaning leap of the dog, arising from the legendary leap over the River Roe by a dog owned by the O’Cahan Clan to warn chieftains of an enemy ambush. The jump took place from the Dogleap Bridge, in the Roe Valley Country Park, where the site of the O’Cahan’s castle once stood.