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Full Translation of the Cattle Raid of Cooley now available on Tainmarch.net

Here on the Táin March website we have provided an online version of this great Irish epic for you to enjoy. With over sixty passages/pages we have compiled the passages into groups of ten or so for easy navigation and reading. Some of the passages are just a paragraph or two but there are some that are quite long! We hope you enjoy!

BushThe Táin or the Cattle Raid of Cooley (in gaelic "An Táin Bó Cúailnge") is the central epic of the Ulster Cycle in Irish Mythology. Queen Medb (Maeve or Maebh) of Connaught gathers an army in order to gain possession of the most famous bull in Ireland, the Brown Bull of Cooley which is the property of Daire, a chieftain of Ulster.

Because the men of Ulster are afflicted by a debilitating curse, the young Cú Chulainn must defend Ulster single handedly. The battle between Cú Chulainn and his friend Ferdiad is one of the most famous passages in early Irish literature.

Click the Link to visit the page: The Cattle Raid of Cooley - Táin Bó Cúailnge - Full Version

The original online content is from the 1914 translation of the Táin "The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge" by Joseph Dunn which was compiled by Steve Taylor. An Irish language version can be found alongside Steve Taylor's compilation on the Vassar College, New York State website.

 

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