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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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