Join us in Crossmaglen Community Center to hear local man, Réamonn Ó Ciaráin, tell the story of the great warrior Cú Chulainn and other mythological stories. Learn what essential wisdom can be gleaned from our shared mythology.
The story of Cú Chulainn dates back to the 7th century AD, but still dominates the mythological and imaginative landscape of Ireland. The tale has been handed down from generation to generation for centuries, first orally and then written down in Irish by dedicated Irish monks. The mythological narrative tells the story of Cú Chulainn; from his origins and when he first slew Culann’s beloved hound in self defence and then agreed to be the replacement guard hound by way of recompense – to his death by Lughai’s spear. During his short but heroic life magic, romance, betrayal and violence mark every twist and turn in the epic story of the Táin, the Cattle Raid of Cooley, as Cú Chulainn defends Ulster against the entire invading army of Queen Meabh of Connaught on the Ulster borderlands.
Réamonn is a highly entertaining story teller, with a great deal of insight into Irish mythology and the essential wisdom that can be gained from it.
Cost: Free – booking essential as places are limited.