Laoch na Laochra exhibition

Laoch na Laochra: A Mythological Narrative of the Life of Cúchulainn

Cookstown Exhibition @ The Burnavon: A Mythological Narrative of the Life of Cúchulainn

Dara Vallely and Reamonn O Ciaran tell the story of the great warrior Cúchulainn. The story of Cúchulainn 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.

Laoch na Laochra is an exhibition based on the book of that name published by Gale Linn in 2015 with support from the Ultach Trust. The mythological narrative tells the story of Cúchulainn; 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 Tain, the Cattle Raid of Cooley, as Cúchulainn defends Ulster against the entire invading army of Queen Meabh of Connaught on the Ulster borderlands.

THE BURNAVON, BURN ROAD, COOKSTOWN, BT80 8DN

FIRST FLOOR GALLERY

WED 1ST MARCH – TALK @ 7.30PM & SUPPER @ 8PM.

FREE ADMISSIONJ BUT BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

BOOKINGS:

email: gaeilge@midulstercouncil.org

call: 079 2001 6106

This exhibition is free and will be displayed in the Burnavon from Thurs 2nd – Fri 31st of March.

*This is a bilingual event, it is not essential to speak Irish to attend

 

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