Táin Bó Cúailnge
Táin Bó Cúailnge ([t̪ˠaːnʲ boː ˈkuəlʲɲə]; "the driving-off of cows of Cooley", commonly known as The Cattle Raid of Cooley or The Táin) is a legendary tale from early Irish literature, often considere...
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Cathbad
Cathbad ([ˈkaθvað]) or Cathbhadh (modern spelling) is the chief druid in the court of King Conchobar mac Nessa in the Ulster Cycle of Irish Mythology.Cathbad also features in both accounts of Conchoba...
Ciaran Carson
Ciaran Gerard Carson (born 9 October 1948) is a Belfast, Northern Ireland-born poet and novelist.
Ciaran Carson was born in Belfast into an Irish-speaking family. He attended St Marys CBGS Belfast...
Louis le Brocquy
Louis le Brocquy (10 November 1916 – 25 April 2012) was an Irish painter born in Dublin. His work received many accolades in a career that spanned some seventy years of creative practice. In 1956...
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Rathcroghan
Rathcroghan (Irish: Ráth Cruachan, meaning "ringfort of Cruachan") is a complex of archaeological sites near Tulsk in County Roscommon, Ireland. It is identified as the site of Cruachan, the tradi...
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Cecile O'Rahilly
Dr. Cecile O'Rahilly (Irish: Sisile Ní Rathaille, born 17 December 1894, Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland; died 2 May 1980) was a scholar of the Celtic languages. She is best known for her editions...
Nad Crantail
Nad Crantail is one of the warriors that Cú Chulainn fights with in single combat to delay Medb's army in attaching Ulster in the Táin Bó Cuailnge (Cattle Raid of Cooley). In looking for someone who m...
Bricriu
Bricriu (also Briccriu, Bricne) is a hospitaller (briugu), troublemaker and poet in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology.
The story of Fled Bricrenn ("The Feast of Bricriu") tells how he once held ...
Louis le Brocquy Táin illustrations
In 1967 Louis le Brocquy was commissioned by the publisher Liam Miller to illustrate Thomas Kinsella's inspired version of the Táin Bó Cúailnge, the dramatic record of Ireland's proto-historic past. A...
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Cethern mac Fintain
Cethern mac Fintain is an Ulster warrior who aids Cúchulainn in the Táin Bó Cuailnge (Cattle Raid of Cooley), according to the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology.As Cúchulainn lay wounded after his comba...
Amergin mac Eccit
Amergin mac Eccit is a poet and warrior in the court of Conchobar mac Nessa in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. He was the son of Eccet Salach, a smith, and grew to the age of fourteen without spe...
Donn Cuailnge
In the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology Donn Cúailnge, the Brown Bull of Cooley, was an extremely fertile stud bull over whom the Táin Bó Cúailnge (Cattle Raid of Cooley) was fought. He was originally ...
Cormac Cond Longas
Cormac Cond Longas (Connlongas, Connloinges, "Exiled Prince") was the eldest son of Conchobar mac Nessa by his own mother, Ness, in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. His foster father was Fergus ma...
Garb mac Stairn
Garb mac Stairn (also spelt Garbh, Gharbh, Garibh Mac-Starn, etc.) is a character in late (perhaps 17th century) prose narratives and poetry (duan) of the Ulster cycle; and claims Scandinavian origins...
Thomas Kinsella
Thomas Kinsella (born 4 May 1928) is an Irish poet, translator, editor, and publisher.
Kinsella was born in Inchicore, Dublin. He spent most of his childhood in the Kilmainham/Inchicore area of Du...
Lebor na hUidre
Lebor na hUidre or the Book of the Dun Cow (MS 23 E 25) is an Irish vellum manuscript dating to the 12th century. It is the oldest extant manuscript in Irish. It is held in the Royal Irish Academy and...
Cú Roí
Cú Roí (Cú Ruí, Cú Raoi) mac Dáire is a king of Munster in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. He is usually portrayed as a warrior with superhuman abilities and a master of disguise possessed of mag...
Yellow Book of Lecan
The Yellow Book of Lecan (Leabhar Buidhe Leacáin), or TCD MS 1318 (olim H 2.16), is a medieval Irish manuscript written no later than the dawn of the 15th century. Lecan was the site of the Mac Fhirbi...
Ardee
Ardee (Irish: Baile Átha Fhirdhia, meaning "townland of Ferdia's ford") is a town and townland in County Louth, Ireland. It is located at the intersection of the N2, N52, and N33 roads. Ardee is o...
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Dáire mac Fiachna
In the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology, Dáire mac Fiachna was an Ulster cattle-lord and owner of Donn Cuailnge, the Brown Bull of Cooley, over which the Táin Bó Cuailnge (Cattle Raid of Cooley) was fo...
Book of Leinster
The Book of Leinster (Irish Lebor Laignech), is a medieval Irish manuscript compiled ca. 1160 and now kept in Trinity College, Dublin, under the shelfmark MS H 2.18 (cat. 1339). It was formerly known ...
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Ernst Windisch
Ernst Wilhelm Oskar Windisch (4 September 1844, Dresden – 30 October 1918, Leipzig) was a German scholar and Celticist. He was a son-in-law to economist Wilhelm Roscher.He is known as a...
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Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 502
Oxford, Bodleian Library, Rawlinson B 502 is a medieval Irish manuscript which presently resides in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. It ranks as one of the three major surviving Irish manuscripts to have...
Book of Leinster (contents)
The following table of contents for the Book of Leinster is based on the diplomatic edition by R.I. Best and M.A. O'Brien. The contents are listed according to the folio number of the manuscript and t...
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Cooley Peninsula
6°13′36″W / 54.03444°N 6.22667°W / 54.03444; -6.22667The Cooley Peninsula (from Irish: Cuaille, older Cuailghe) is a hilly peninsula in County Louth, Ireland, which includ...
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Navan Fort
Navan Fort (Old Irish: Emaın Macha ([ˈeṽənʲ ˈṽaxə]), Modern Irish: Eamhain Mhacha ([ˈaw̃nʲ ˈw̃axə]) is an ancient monument in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. According to Irish mythology, it was one ...
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Kuno Meyer
Kuno Meyer (20 December 1858 – 11 October 1919) was a German scholar, distinguished in the field of Celtic philology and literature. His pro-German stance at the start of World War I while traveling i...
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