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Daughter Of The Dagda

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DAUGHTER OF The Dagda, a multimedia exhibition exploring the female and the feminine in Irish mythology and iconography, is currently running in the foyer of the Arts Millenium Building at NUI Galway.

Through the glass darkly

The late Hubert Butler once wrote a delightful essay called Influenza on Aran in which he examined the evidence for the early Irish saints. His title is explained in the first few sentences: “When I arrived in Aran by the Naomh Eanna at Kilronan I was sneezing and, by the time I had raced to St Enda’s Church at Killeany and seen the stone on which he had floated in from Connemara, I was feverish and coughing. I spent the rest of my time in bed reading the only two books on Aran and its saints that I could find, a big one by Mr O Siochain [Aran: Islands of Legend] and a small one by Father Scantlebury [Saints and Shrines of Aran Mor]”.

 

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