In the mythology of the Beara Peninsula the great Cailleach also known as the Hag of Beara resides on rock overlooking Coulagh Bay. The Cailleach or 'Hag' means a wise woman whose dwelling place is the landscape of the Beara Peninsula. Local tradition describe the "Hag" as the Shaper of the Land who slides down the rocks and rearranges the landscape. After having lived seven lives, she is transformed into this rock, awaiting her husband Manannan Mac Lir, the God of the Sea to return.