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Category Archives: Immráma 02: Immrám Snedgussa ocus Mac Ríagla

Underworld, Otherworld ~ part1: Underworld

Underworld, Otherworld: Introduction  There are, as we have frequently noted, only four official members that can be strictly classified as Immráma . These are, of course, Immrám Brain Mac Febul, Immrám Snedgussa ocus Mac Ríagla, Immrám Uí Corra, and Immrám Curaig Máel Dúin . However, series four has already reached podcast episode 13 the longest series that …

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On the Seas of Time ~ Immráma in a Broader Mythological Context.

How to define an Immrám Series Four of Acallam na nÉces has been exploring the tale type, Immráma,  that is ‘Voyages’.  Immráma appear in the tale list which sets out the curriculum for the qualification of poets. This list sets out the five times fifty prime stories that any self-respecting bard should have ready, as well as the twice fifty …

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The Island of the Salmon

To travel in the hands of God. To put away the boat’s oars and let the undulating waves breathe them where they would. To watch the world’s sun light up the broad plain of the sea into molten gold, glittering with sudden sparks of silver like drowned stars. There was a great peace in this …

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Rowing Around Immráma 02: Immrám Snedgussa ocus Mac Ríagla

In the aftermath of the Battle of Mag Rath, the Men of Ross endure a harsh sentence: to be set adrift in the Atlantic Ocean. Inspired by this, Snedgus and Mac Ríagla, two of St. Colmcille’s monks, decide to try it out for themselves. Hop aboard with the Story Archaeologists to explore another trench of …

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