One Tailteann Week (1928)

Author: Maura Molloy

Book ID: 64735

Price: 150.00

One Tailteann Week. A Chronicle of the Games in Ancient Days. Illustrated by A. Ó Maolaodh. Published by the Dundalgan Press, Dundalk [1928]. 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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