Eochair, A King’s Son in Ireland (1982)

Author: Éamon Bourke

Book ID: 65330

Price: 125.00

Eochair, mac rí in Éirinn. Eochair, a king’s son in Ireland. Told by Éamon Bourke. Recorded by Liam Costello. Edited and Translated by Kevin O’Nolan. Comhairle Bhéaloideas Éireann, University College Dublin, 1982. First Edition. Pp177. With four plates. Red cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket. A nice bright copy.

Éamon De Búrc (1866-1942), storyteller and singer in Irish, was born 2 April 1866 in Carna, Connemara, Co. Galway. His repertoire consisted of a wide range of types of tales including heroic, Ossianic, and fairy tales.

‘Eochair, Mac Rí in Éirinn’ a tale of around 30,000 words, is the longest story ever recorded in Irish from oral narration. Éamon recounted the tale to Liam Mac Coisdeala during three sessions in October 1938.

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