Dominic Kelly: The Hero Light – Irish Myth and Epic #8

Dominic Kelly is a performance storyteller who has ventured deep into the vast landscape of stories that surround the Irish mythological hero Cú Chulainn – so much so that he cycled around Ireland to see all the mythical places found in the Táin, sometimes called Ireland’s National Epic or the Irish Iliad.

We speak about engaging with myth, how stories like the Táin have the potential to ground us in reality, and if there’s a value to violence told well.

Tickets for The Hero Light at Ulverston’s Coronation Hall on 17th march 2022

Dominc Kelly’s blog about cycling the Táin

Dominic Kelly’s website

Folklore of Birds Twitter feed by Dominic Kelly


The Táináin_Bó_Cúailnge

Ulster cycle

Fenian cycle

Mythological cycle

Cú Chulainnú_Chulainn

Fionn mac Cumhaill

Saint Patrick’s Day

The Morrígan


The sacred bull

Minoan religion

Celtic otherworld

Aos Sí


Tuatha Dé Dananné_Danann

Peter Brook’s Mahabharata

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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