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Tensions were high in the RDS on Sunday April 12 as the Credit Union All-Ireland School Quiz tested the 100 teams of four primary school-children knowledge on everything from the name of the chilli heat scale to how many sides has a tetradecagon. While these questions would stump the average person, the team from St Annin’s National School were more than capable and won the Competition B (11-13 age group).
Places associated with Finn mac Cumaill in the Fenian cycle of tales and named after him and his warrior band have an historical reality as important boundary points, hunting grounds and areas of mineral enrichment in medieval and prehistoric times. This concept will be explored further in a public lecture on 5 March by NUI Galway archaeologist, Professor Elizabeth FitzPatrick.Finn mac Cumaill (Finn McCool) and his fían or warrior band are central figures in the literature and oral tradition of Gaelic-speaking peoples of Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man.
DIARMUID DE Faoite, the acclaimed actor and storyteller, will be in An Taibhdhearc with his show Seacht Scéal/Seven Sagas.
Three brothers will cycle 713km in memory of their sister, Niamh Kelly Coughlan, who was a frequent visitor to the Louisburgh area, over five days from July 30 to August 3. They will be coming west on Wednesday, July 31 and then going through Louisburgh on to Limerick.
The extremely popular Mayo traditional music summer show The Legend of Gráinne Mhaol is heading for the west coast again this summer with its sail at full mast for its fourth successive season at Hotel Westport. Described on RTÉ as ‘one of the best summer shows in Ireland’ and featuring some of Ireland’s best known and most gifted musicians and dancers like Cora Smyth, Brian Cunningham, James Kilbane, Darragh Healy and Jenny Mulvey, this show is a must see for visitors to the west of Ireland this summer.
When Fionn Mac Cumhaill, the Irish mythical hero, suddenly became the sole benefactor of all the wisdom of the world by virtue of being the first to taste the salmon of knowledge he unwittingly deprived his boss of a hard-earned prize. Fionn, who was requested to cook the fish for supper, burnt his finger while cooking the salmon and put his thumb in his mouth to cool the flesh.
Throughout the month of May, Ballina Arts Centre will host Overlap, an exhibition of work by Majella Clancy. Overlap features work from Clancy’s ongoing investigation into painted space/place. Working from an archive of photographic imagery taken from various sources, she is interested in creating real and imagined spaces through the translation and mistranslation’ of the collected imagery.
A Kilkenny author has written a novel for children/youths aged 12+ which has captured the minds and imaginations of both young and old.
The Fionn Mac Cumhail Players have just started their theatre tour with their production of Pray For Us Sinners’currently on stage at the Watergate Theatre. The show will then travel to Tipperary Town and the Abymill in Fethard followed by The Source Arts Theatre in Thurles.
Galway storyteller Clare Muireann Murphy will perform her new show On The Heels Of The Hound in the Unicorn Children’s Theatre in London this month.