Irish legend tells the story of an old hag or witch. Her names and variations are quite numerous. She is often linked to the golden fire goddess Brigit as her darker half. At Hag's Head, she is called Mal.
Mal fell madly in love with the great Irish hero, Cú (pronounced Koo) Chulainn. Sadly for her, Cú Chulainn did not return her feelings, finding her advances distasteful. He ran all over Ireland trying to get away from her.
Mal thought she had him cornered with nowhere left to run. But, being Cú Chulainn, he escaped by jumping using the sea stacks as stepping stones (as only a legendary Irish hero could..)
Poor Mal was not as nimble on her feet as the mighty Cú Chulainn - she tried to follow him, but missed her footing and was dashed to pieces against the cliff. She fell to her death at Hags Head where her blood is said to have stained all the sea.