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Tuatha Dé Danann

Diarmuid Johnson


120 pp, hardback, ISBN 978-1-911363-20-0

Tuatha Dé Danann is a lively and highly-readable retelling of the Old-Irish epic Cath Maighe Tuiredh — or the Battle of Moytura — an account of the invasion and conquest of Ireland by the Tuatha Dé Danann by the popularly acclaimed prize-winning author of Conaire Mór. All the wonders of ancient literature are found in this book, from Lugh Lámhfhada's warrior feats to his vanquishing of the Fomorian invaders. This is a story that concerns with the 'Matter of Ireland', essential reading for all who cherish the past. 

Irish Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards

"Seoid na Bliana ... Is fada ó bhain mé an oiread pléisiúir as aon phrós Gaeilge a scríobhadh le ceathracha bliain. Rithim, ceol agus comhfhuaim fite le simplíocht, nádúr agus deilbh na Gaeilge ina gcúlra sciamhach ag scéal lán eachtraí, gliceas, dea-chaint, daonnacht agus draíocht." Máiure Ní Fhinneadha,

"The author finds the language and rhythms to give the modern language a feeling of ancient authenticity while shaping a story that has a central drive and pace." —Cathal Póirtéir, Books Ireland.

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