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    • Táin, The
    • The Tàin illustration by Eoin Coveney Méabh and  Ailill
    • Looking down at the tents of Ulster
    • Cúchulainn slaughtering Maeve's army
    • Cúchulainn playing hurling
    • Cúchulainn against Conor's dog
    • The bull

    Táin, The

    By Alan Titley

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    A new children’s retelling of Ireland’s great epic legend featuring the hero Cú Chulainn and the warrior Queen Maeve.
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    The Great Irish Battle Epic

    A new children’s retelling of Ireland’s great epic legend featuring the hero Cú Chulainn and the warrior Queen Maeve

    This is Irish myth as you haven’t read it before.

    Publishing 17th March 2023

    Queen Maeve’s army is marching north to steal the great brown bull, the pride of Ulster. But one man stands in their way. Cú Chulainn, the Hound of Ulster, vowed in boyhood to protect his homeland – even if it means taking on an invading army himself.

    One by one Maeve’s warriors challenge the hero, and one by one they fall. Can Cú Chulainn hold out until reinforcements arrive – and how will he fare against the one man in Ireland he doesn’t want to fight?

    Ireland’s most important myth is retold in English for children by the great scholar of Old Ireland, Alan Titley. Titley goes back to the source material and his translation sparkles with the wit and humour, as well as the thrill and battle, of the ancient tale. Illustrations by comic artist Eoin Coveney lend a modern feel.

    Alan Titley is one of Ireland’s most respected writers in both Irish and English. He has won prizes including the Children’s Books Ireland Éilís Dillon Award. He is the Emeritus Professor of Modern Irish, University College Cork and a member of the Royal Irish Academy.

     

    About the Illustrator
     

    Eoin Coveney is an Irish illustrator. For 28 years, he has been working with a diverse client base, on a wide variety of commercial projects, with an aesthetic shaped by European comics, horror films and early 20th century illustration.

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    The Great Irish Battle Epic

    A new children’s retelling of Ireland’s great epic legend featuring the hero Cú Chulainn and the warrior Queen Maeve

    This is Irish myth as you haven’t read it before.

    Publishing 17th March 2023

    Queen Maeve’s army is marching north to steal the great brown bull, the pride of Ulster. But one man stands in their way. Cú Chulainn, the Hound of Ulster, vowed in boyhood to protect his homeland – even if it means taking on an invading army himself.

    One by one Maeve’s warriors challenge the hero, and one by one they fall. Can Cú Chulainn hold out until reinforcements arrive – and how will he fare against the one man in Ireland he doesn’t want to fight?

    Ireland’s most important myth is retold in English for children by the great scholar of Old Ireland, Alan Titley. Titley goes back to the source material and his translation sparkles with the wit and humour, as well as the thrill and battle, of the ancient tale. Illustrations by comic artist Eoin Coveney lend a modern feel.

    About the Author

    Alan Titley

    Alan Titley is one of Ireland’s most respected writers in both Irish and English. He has won prizes including the Children’s Books Ireland Éilís Dillon Award. He is the Emeritus Professor of Modern Irish, University College Cork and a member of the Royal Irish Academy.

     

    About the Illustrator
     

    Eoin Coveney is an Irish illustrator. For 28 years, he has been working with a diverse client base, on a wide variety of commercial projects, with an aesthetic shaped by European comics, horror films and early 20th century illustration.

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