Welcome to series 5 of Acallam na nÉces, “Revisiting Mythical Women”. In our first episode, we take a look back at the stories of Sinann, and the themes that came up when we discussed them in our very first episode.
We’ve added some new discussion to the beginning of the episode, highlighting how Story Archaeology has added to the ideas and approaches that started the whole project. Follow links below to related episodes and some new research into the longevity of stories, the compacted layers of medieval and 19th century scholarship and the central roles of poetry and dindshenchas.
“Ireland in the Ice Age” on The Ireland Story:
“Ancient Aboriginal Stories Preserve History of a Rise in Sea Level” on The Conversation:
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Music: “Tam Lin” by Gian Castello