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Tag Archives: Tain

Tain 20: An ‘Online’ Schools’ Óenach

What has been happening? Each May the Táin Bó Cúailnge is celebrated by a group who walk the entire route undertaken by characters of the story. Along the way, schools community groups and many others, organise events and exhibitions to celebrate this wonderful ancient ‘epic’. The march begins at Tulsk, Roscommon. This is Cruachan, the …

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Stories and Activities with Children 5: The Two Poet Pig-keepers

This audio story is one of the many stories that circle around the great Táin Bó Cúailnge , The cattle raid of Cooley. It is not a well known story but it is important as it is really the ‘origin’ story for the whole cycle. It is also a great tale and explains a lot! …

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