An international Arts Competition
The International Arts competition in honour of Sinaan, and the mythical origin story of our great river Shannon is hosted by The Irish post and sponsored by Coventry University’s Fluid and Complex Systems Research Centre (FCS) and co-direcor Professor Ralph Kenna. The FCS is a member of L4 – an international collaboration of four research centres – and its Maths Meets Myths research programme uses mathematics to investigate world mythologies and epic literature.
The competition is open to all artists, amateur and professional, adults and children and working in any medium literary or visual. Click here for full further information about prizes and how to submit your entries.
Read about the launch of the competition in the Irish Post.
This hub page will provide you with information about the Sinann story, the mythology and background information that may get you thinking about how you might chose to respond to the topic. There will also be plenty of ideas to support our younger entrants. The links will keep growing, so subscribe to Story Archaeology to get new posts sent directly to you as they are published.
- Listen to podcasts by the Story Archaeologists as they delve into the story, its origin, background texts and implications. There are some surprises here!
- Discover how the original Dindshenchas story of Sinann was almost lost, in what Isolde and I refer to as, the O’Curry Mash-up!
- Read a modern telling of the story of Sinann by Chris Thompson
- Explore some of the original Dindshenchas poems about Sinann in new translations by Isolde ÓBrolcháin Carmody
- Explore further early textual poems about Sinann, also in new translations by Isolde ÓBrolcháin Carmody
- Find out about how long a story can last. The story of Sinann may have very ancient origins indeed.
- Have a look at some of the poems created in a school project on the River Shannon