Táin Bó Cuailnge

Darach Ó Scolaí


241 pp; hardback; ISBN: 978-1-911363-11-8

One of the greatest epics ever written, now available in Modern Irish

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This is the story of Cú Chulainn, the Hound of Ulster, and of how he stood his ground, along with his charioteer Lao, against the great host of Ailill and Maeve. Here, we read of his youth, of how he got his name, of his single combat with Ferdia, and of the deadly quarrel between Ailill and Maeve which led to the taking of the Brown Bull of Cooley.

Táin Bó Cuailnge was written in the 11th Century and was translated into Modern Irish by Darach Ó Scolaí.

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