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Cuchulain

(kəho͝ol`ən, –ho͞o`lən), Irish legendary hero of Ulster, of prodigious strength and remarkable beauty. He is the central figure of the Ulster legends, the greatest work of which is the Táin Bó Cúalnge [the cattle raid of Cooley]. The great feature of this is Cuchulain's stand at a ford on the boundary of Ulster, where he defended single-handedly his province against the armies of the rest of Ireland.

Cuchulain

“the Achilles of the Gael.” [Irish Myth.: Benét, 239–240]
See: Heroism

Cuchulain

mad with grief, he battles the sea. [Irish Myth.: Benét, 239]
See: Sea

Cuchulain

sun-figure and powerful fighter. [Irish Myth.: Parrinder, 68]
See: Sun
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The Celtic Revivalists had resurrected Parnell as Cuchullain, but Stephen, as he did under the table, chiasmically changes the form of the story.
Mary Kate McAllister, from Cuchullain Terrace, Dundalk, was buried in the town last Sunday.
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That's cracking running and he should be much too good for the opposition in the opening heat, where Corn Cuchullain winner Winetavern Ellie look the only realistic threat.
BROTHERS Pearse will be on a revenge mission when they tackle Cuchullains in the Yorkshire Gaelic Football Championships on Sunday.
Antrim boss Dinny Cahill recalled Dunloy's Gregory O'Kane to full-forward in a re-shuffled attack, replacing his Cuchullains colleague Colm McGuckian in the side originally selected, and O'Kane proved more than worth his place by top-scoring with 2-3, all from play and all after the break.
BROTHERS PEARSE take on Yorkshire Gaelic football champions Cuchullains from Newcastle, at All Saints School, on Sunday (1.
The Huddersfield club's Pennine League rivals John Mitchel's, of Liverpool, and Cuchullains, of Newcastle, will contest the title play-off.
The Cuchullains defeated a star-studded Mount Sion in the semi-final, and have unfinished business with Birr dating back to the mid-90s.
Gary Hutchinson on Pearla Dubh (7th), Katie Harrison on Cuchullains Gold (6th) and Derek Kelly, who finished fifth aboard Hoofs, were also hard at work on the second circuit.
Ability wise that might be true but it's in the mental stakes that the Cuchullains seem to have fallen down in the past.
Mary Horgan won her fourth lady riders' winners of two race when Mileys Choice made every post a winning one, while Nicky The Kip (William Codd) beat Cuchullains Gold (Kathy Harrison) by half a length in the open lightweight.