Dindshenchas 07: Fled Bricrenn 4 – A Head to Head Discussion
After an exhausting treck around Ireland in pursuit of the Champion’s Portion, it’s time to sit back and examine the text of Fled Bricrenn as a whole. There are many questions to be asked; such as who has been pulling our heroes’ strings?
Join the Story Archaeologists in their quest to understand this fascinating saga, and attempt to locate it in time as well as space.
Please note: This would originally have been one long episode! Instead of making it “Dindshenchas 6: Fled Bricrenn 3 – Part 2 of 2”, we decided to make it a whole new episode!
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Music: “Tam Lin” by Gian Castello.
Links for the episode
- Fled Bricrenn, “Bricriu’s Feast”, translated by George Henderson; Irish Texts Society, 1899
- Mesca Ulad, “The Intoxication of the Ulstermen”, translated by W. M. Hennessey (1889). This could almost be a “companion text” to Fled Bricrenn, and contains detailed descriptions of many of the characters.
- And finally, Bricriu’s Feast: A Comedy in Three Acts, with an Epilogue by Eimar O’Duffy (1913).
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