One Tailteann Week (1928)
Book ID: 64735
One Tailteann Week. A Chronicle of the Games in Ancient Days. Illustrated by A. Ó Maolaodh. Published by the Dundalgan Press, Dundalk . First Edition. Tall slender booklet in pictorial wrappers. A very good copy.
Attractively illustrated throughout with drawings in black & white.
The Tailtean games were founded, according to the Book of Invasions, by Lugh Lámhfhada, as a mourning ceremony for the death of his foster-mother Tailtiu. The event was held during the last fortnight of July and culminated with the celebration of Lughnasadh.
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