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Legends of Tallaght: Mythical Evenings

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  • 22 July // 7:30pm
  • Studio Theatre
  • €10/ €5 concession
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Please note this event is for adults
Join with Bard Mythologies for an introduction to the myths that have a specific connection to Tallaght!  Through fortnightly workshops that will cover the stories in more depth. There will be discussion and debate, mythical evenings filled with new understanding and connections.

Background
Tallaght or (Irish – Tamhlacht), has a long and deep association with the Irish Myths.  This series of events run by Bard Mythologies in collaboration with The Civic are to tell and re-tell these myths in ways that resonate with a modern audience. The purpose of the collaboration goes beyond the telling to asking participants to reflect on the relevance of these wonderful mythic stories to Ireland generally and to Tallaght specifically.
The dates for the events are :7:30 – 9:30 pm on the following MONDAY evenings:

July  22

Individual price €10/ €5 concession

Who are the Events for?
The events are for anyone with even the slightest interest in Irish Myth and their potential relevance.  Participants do not have to have an academic background, nor indeed a theatrical background.  The events are for anyone, with an open mind and an interest.
The Myths and Associated Themes
There are a number of themes in the relevant myths that we will explore:

THEME I
PARTHOLÓN / DELGNAT
One of the first men of Ireland, arrived with the Partholónian and his wife, Delgnat.  He created many of the foundation industries: tourism, agriculture, dairy farming.  On a trip his wife Delgnat had an affair.  The judge rules in favour of Delgnat.
Potential Relevance
Prosperity
Exile and Return
Judgement for Women

 

THEME II
OISIN AND TIR NA NÓG
The son of the great Fionn MacCumhail is Oisin.  He grows up as a leader of the Fianna, mastering many of the tests to join the clan.  He is whisked off to Tir na nÓg, by Niamh Cinn-Óir, who arrives on a white horse.  Returning he is told not to touch the land.  He does and immediately ages and dies.
Potential Relevance
Hero outside the Tribe
The Fianna, Outlaws, Warriors
Tir Na nOg, the land of eternal youth

THEME III
CONAIRE MOR
The Bird King.  Conaire Mór is one of the great King stories of ancient Ireland.  He is a successful king bringing prosperity but things start to go wrong when he breaks his geasa – taboos under which kings operate.  He favours his foster brothers which is not permitted over a farmer’s son.  All falls apart.
Potential Relevance
High King
Leadership
Geasa/ Taboos

The Vision – Inspire and Produce
Myths have a powerful role in creating identity and meaning.  We believe that this will be the case with these events and that they will work on an individual and collective basis to inspire participants.

This introductory session is FREE
Booking your place online via Box Office on 01 4627477

Funded by Creative Ireland

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