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Irish Texts Society Volume 24: Tóruigheacht Gruaidhe Griansholus

€ 42.00

Book Details

Published by Irish Texts Society

January 1924

Hardback

Number of pages: 158

The story of the pursuit of Gruaidh Grian-Sholus belongs to the romantic cycle of Irish story-telling. However, like 'the Martial Career of Flat-nailed Conghal' (vol 5 above), it features characters, such as the main hero, Cú Chulainn, and Fearghus mac Rosa, who belong to the heroic cycle of Ulster tales. This edition was Cecile O'Rahilly's first encounter with a text featuring Cú Chulainn; she was later to become the foremost authority on the tales of the heroic cycle and the editor of several recensions of Táin Bó Chuailnge, including that of the Book of Leinster (vol. 49 below). Her excellent introduction to this volume includes an account of the 'Cú Chulainn cycle' of tales in its later phases.