Cath Fionntrá

Pádraig Ó Siochfhradha


Cath Fionntrá:160 pp; hardback; 978-1-913814-26-7

Cath Fionntrá (The Battle of Ventry) is an Early Modern Irish prose narrative of the Fionn Cycle, recounting the deeds of the warrior-hero Fionn mac Cumhaill and his fianna as they defend Ireland against a foreign invasion led by the world-king Dáire Donn.

Without Help, All Ireland Will be Undone!

The invading army has landed in Fionntrá, and Fionn and his warrors are fight bravely against great odds. But without help, all Ireland will be undone…!

A Vivid, Simple and Picturesque Narrative

As written by Earnán de Siúnta ‘An Buachaillín Buidhe’ in An Claidheamh Solais, December 1911: “That telling is done in simple, flowing, eloguent, modern Irish, and while it keeps a little to the style of the seanchaidhe, it is neither florid nor verbose, but a vivid, simple and picturesque narrative throughout.”

A Fine New Edition with an In-depth Afterword

Dr Breandán Ó Cróinín has provided us with this fine new edition of Cath Fionntrá for today’s readers, and has written an in-depth afterword about the original story  and  An Seabhac’s version..