- A World of Tricksters and Hellhounds and Hero Horses: Beasts of Myth and Legend in e-editions are now available. Print editions will come out when the bookshops reopen.
- Irish Storytelling in the North of Spain, March-April 2019
- Galician Urco and Irish Púca
- New Kinney mosaic mural – Tír na nÓg / Oisín and Niamh
- The Mayo Curse – Update Update
Author Archives: Richard Marsh
A World of Tricksters and Hellhounds and Hero Horses: Beasts of Myth and Legend in e-editions are now available. Print editions will come out when the bookshops reopen.
A World of Tricksters https://mazgeenlegendary.wordpress.com/a-world-of-tricksters/ Hellhounds and Hero Horses: Beasts of Myth and Legend https://mazgeenlegendary.wordpress.com/hellhounds-and-hero-horses-beasts-of-myth-and-legend/
27 March at the Official Schools of Languages in Laredo and Castro Urdiales in Cantabria is the only date so far. Itinerary at Information at http://www.richardmarsh.ie/storyteller.htm To book a session contact me at richard at richardmarsh dot ie If you … Continue reading
Cervexa Suevia in Vilagarcía de Arousa, Galicia, Spain, no longer produces Urco, a dark strong ale. Perhaps the graphic label on the bottle scared off the drinkers. The urco, from the Latin orcus meaning the Underworld, is a presage of … Continue reading
Among the late Desmond Kinney’s mosaic murals are the 1974 Setanta or Táin Wall (it’s the banner above; see that page on this blog) and the 1987 Sweeney Astray / Mad Sweeney (see the “Buile Shuibhne mural destroyed” entry on … Continue reading
Latest update: Mayo lost again to Dublin in 2017 by one point — DUBLIN 1-17 MAYO 1-16. Mayo lost the (2016) rematch. It was a draw, and Paddy Power felt that since neither team played brilliantly bettors deserved a refund … Continue reading
A Myth and Legend Spectacular Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin 17-20 August 2016 When Aron and Sorcha Hegarty began their Irish myth and legend Candlelit Tales sessions at the Stag’s Head pub in Dublin nearly two years ago, the dozen or … Continue reading
Two sisters from Dartmoor in Devon reminisce about granny’s Christmas cake disaster. https://www.facebook.com/bbcspotlight/videos/705707666161401/?pnref=story
I went to all nine performances. Here are the highlights. Click on photos to enlarge. Homer’s Odyssey Penelope is leaving one of some 3000 voice messages to Odysseus asking when he is coming home. Blind Homer seated on right. Ahoy! … Continue reading
Some of the stories are based on works of public art and who or what they represent — Oscar Wilde, Molly Malone, Éire with the harp, for example. We visit the Setanta Wall, shown at the top of this page, … Continue reading