THE TáIN

Ireland's Epic Adventure

Written by
Liam Mac Uistin
,
Illustrated by
Donald Teskey
The Táin

The most famous Irish legend of all in an exciting and easily understood version. Read about the feats of the famous warrior Cuchulainn who singlehandedly defends Ulster against the army of Queen Maeve. War, peace, love, greed, fate are the stuff of an epic, and in The Táin they are present in full.

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Paperback:
112 pages
Size:
196x130 mm
ISBN:
9781847172884

Also available as an Electronic Book (ePub)

ISBN:
9781847173881

The most famous Irish legend of all in an exciting and easily understood version. Read about the feats of the famous warrior Cuchulainn who singlehandedly defends Ulster against the army of Queen Maeve. War, peace, love, greed, fate are the stuff of an epic, and in The Táin they are present in full.

Illustrated throughout by Donald Teskey.

Liam Mac Uistin was a well-known author and playwright. His versions of ancient Irish stories and legends have been published in the Irish language by An Gúm. His plays for stage, television and radio have been produced in many European countries and in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. His television play The Glory and the Dream won the Radio Telefís Éireann award.

His stage plays have been produced at the Abbey and Peacock theatres in Dublin. His stories and plays have received many literary awards.

Liam Mac Uistin is the author of The Táin, (O'Brien Press) a hugely popular book for the young reader on this great Celtic epic.

He died in 2018.

'... has excelled in taking a relatively intricate narrative, with all its quarrels, petty squabbling, mad battles and rivalry and rewritten it for a modern audience ... brings home and makes fresh and new an ancient story ... storytelling that inspires'

myfavouritebooks.blogspot.com

'will grip the attention of young readers and provide them with a wonderful introduction to the world of Irish legends'

ParentsInTouch.co.uk

'strikingly dramatic drawings from Donald Teskey ... add greatly to the impact'

English 4-11

'beautifully retold by Liam Mac Uistin'

English 4-11

'one of the great Celtic epics'

English 4-11
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