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The Battle of Moytura 09: The Children of Tuirenn 1 – The King of Bling (Part 1)

Jim Fitzpatrick's spectacular Lugh

Jim Fitzpatrick’s spectacular Lugh

In the Early Modern Irish tale, “The Fate of the Children of Tuirenn”, Lugh prepares to take on the might of the Fomoire hosts, seemingly single-handed. But he will need some very special weapons for this task, along with the help of Clann Manannáin, the “Fairy Cavalcade”.

As this epic “Sorrow of Irish Storytelling” serves as one of the few texts telling the story of Moytura, our discussion has been split into two full episodes.

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The text and translation we refer to can be read on

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Music: “Tam Lin” by Gian Castello.

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