The Tain

The Tain

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Author: Carson, Ciaran
ISBN: 9780140455304
Publisher: Penguin
Year First Published: 2008
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 195mm x 124mm x 18mm
Format: Paperback / softback

A major new translation of Ireland's great epic of heroism, magic, bloodshed and betrayal - now in paperback

The Tain Bo Cualinge, centrepiece of the eighth-century Ulster cycle of heroic tales, is Ireland's great epic. It tells the story of a great cattle-raid, the invasion of Ulster by the armies of Medb and Ailill, Queen and King of Connacht, and their allies, seeking to carry off the great Brown Bull of Cualige. The hero of the tale is Cuchulainn, the Hound of Ulster, who resists the invaders single-handed while Ulster's warriors lie sick.

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