Tuatha Dé Danann

Diarmuid Johnson


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

Irish Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards

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.

A Story of Ancient Authenticity that has a Central Drive and Pace

“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.” Máire Ní Fhinneadha, tuairisc.ie

“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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