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Next (Virtual) Meeting:

Friday, June 11

7:00 PM (Mountain Time)

An Exploration of The Tain

in Irish Culture

Do you enjoy fantastical tales of handsome magical warriors, bold beautiful women, royal intrigue and derring-do? Did you like Game of Thrones, The Crown and such recent TV epics? Would you like to know more about the very IRISH mythological tales which inspired at least some aspects of those dramatic productions?

Well, IAS members Bill Nevins and John Roche, both college professors who spent a lot of quality time reading old Irish stories, poetry, and scholarly tomes, are going to bring you a bright and cheery and easily-digested summary and commentary on The Tain (pronounced “Toyne”), that wild old Irish epic. The Tain has been translated and interpreted over the centuries by ancient Irish shanachies, by pious Christian scribe-monks, by the poet Yeats’s rich patron Lady Gregory, by the modern Irish poets Thomas Kinsella and Ciaran Carson, by Irish rock and heavy-metal bands and by many cartoon artists. It’s a ripping good yarn that features appearances by the jealous war queen Medb (Maeve), the fierce battle champion Cu Chulainn (Hound of Ulster), and a cast of thousands of spear-rattling, chariot-riding heroes and villains galore!

This event is free and open to the public, but we will gladly accept donations to help fund future programs!

To join the lecture on June 11, if you are not already an IAS member, please send an email to Ellen to receive the Zoom link:

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Cú Chulainn in battle, from T. W. Rolleston, Myths & Legends of the Celtic Race, 1911; illustration by J. C. Leyendecker.

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