Into the Otherworld: A Discussion of Mythology, Folklore and Writing with David Halpin, Anthony Murphy, and Yours Truly

Do you enjoy Irish folklore and mythology?

A bit of authentic, indigenous Irish fairy-lore, even?

Are you interested in the relationship between sacred Irish sites and the mighty dead, the ancestral spirits and the alignment of earth and sky?

Have you ever wanted to ask real experts like Ali and Anthony about the Tuatha Dé Danann and the origins of the Irish Goddesses and Gods?

How did those who first wrote about the old ones change their very nature? Or did they?

And what about writers today and the responsibility of carrying on both an accurate mythology and finding a place in contemporary society for archetypal immortals?
(Okay, that’s a bit of a mouthful and I’ll have to phrase it better on the night, but you know what I mean!)

I don’t expect ticket availability to last very long once they go on sale next week so the advice from myself and Yvonne from Naas Holistic Centre is to book your place early.

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Into The Otherworld: A Discussion of Mythology, Folklore and Writing with Ali Isaac of Aliisaacstoryteller and Anthony Murphy of Mythical Ireland.

This will be a very special evening hosted by David Halpin of Circle Stories

During the talk Ali, Anthony and David will explore the influence of folklore and mythology in writing, as well as the archetypal motifs which recur in our personal lives and culture in general.
The evening will also ask what it means to be a writer of both fiction and non-fiction in this context and how art, the individual and ancestral influence sometimes intersect.

This will be an informal chat which will offer a unique opportunity to hear from two of Ireland’s leading mythological writers.

Anthony Murphy is a journalist, photographer, author and astronomer who lives in Drogheda, at the gateway to Ireland’s historic Boyne Valley. He has spent 20 years researching, photographing and writing about the ancient megalithic monuments of the Boyne Valley and their associated mythology, cosmology and alignments.
Anthony has made headlines across the entire world with his recent archaeological discoveries and is also writer of fiction, incorporating his own personal historical insights into his work.

Ali Isaac is currently a student of English and Irish History at Maynooth University as well as being a writer of fiction and non-fiction focusing on Irish folklore and mythology. Ali is also one of Ireland’s leading bloggers and her work was recognised this year as a finalist in the Arts and Culture category of The Irish Blog Awards 2018.

Talk Date : Thursday April 11th 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM



16 Comments on “Into the Otherworld: A Discussion of Mythology, Folklore and Writing with David Halpin, Anthony Murphy, and Yours Truly

  1. Very cool, Ali, the way you embrace all you do is inspirational ~ I hope the event went well, and that all is going well with you. Take care.

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    • Hi Randall, nice to hear from you! You have been gone too long. I suspect there are new posts to catch up on, I have been away from Blogland myself for a while, I will drop by and say hello soon. Its a wild wintry day here, and it’s playing havoc with my internet connection!


      • It is amazing how life can sweep us up and before we know it, months (or in my case half a year) goes by without a blog post 🙂 Cheers to a great Easter weekend ahead.


  2. If only I lived closer! This sounds like an engrossing event. Will you be doing a blog post? It seems there is an endless possibility of writing material to come out of it.

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    • I will certainly be writing about the event, Michelle. It should be an interesting event, and a first for me. I’m nervous, but looking forward to it. The blog has been sadly neglected this year while I concentrate on my final year at college, only a couple of months left, and then I hope to be getting back into it. Hope all is well with you… I am so out of touch with everyone!

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