Friday 24 February 2017
Celtic Legends – Oisin and Niamh in Tir na nÓg
Category: Talking History Posted on 22 Feb 2017
The Atlantic Ocean holds many mysteries and among them is the fabled island of Tir na nÓg, the Land of Eternal Youth. According to tradition it lies somewhere off the West coast of Ireland out far beyond the Aran Islands. Some people call it Hy-Brasil, after an ancient Fir Bolg chieftain whose daughter, Galiva, was drowned in the river at Galway many centuries ago. For hundreds of years people have reached for this island, but have always failed. The...read more...
Celtic Legends – Deirdre of the Sorrows
Category: Talking History Posted on 15 Feb 2017
Deirdre was the daughter of Fedimid MacDaill, a renowned story-teller and harper at the court of Conor MacNessa, the King of Ulster. Conor was the leader of the very brave group of warriors called the Red Branch Knights. When he became king he was invited to a feast in the house of Fedimid. The host was in wonderful form as his wife was expecting a baby. Fedimid asked Conor if his chief Druid Cathbad would make a prophecy about the future of the unborn...read more...
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