Her choices are mostly from a number of Old Norse Skaldic and Eddic verses, from Old English charms and heroic poetry such as Deor, Beowulf, Maldon, and Brunanburh, and select pieces of Early Irish heroic and historiographic poetry, including Lebor Gabala Erenn, Cath Maige Tuired, and the Ulster Cycle
. Secondly, given her theoretical orientation in cognitive psychology, a case for the applicability of her chosen method needs to be made, for this is not a common approach in medieval literary circles, and this could extend to many more pages than is available in a monograph such as this.
All Dressed Up traces the lineage of Celtic and Christian pageantry from the Gaelic League and Pearse's puritanical idolatry of Ulster Cycle
heroes, to the Aonach Tailteann and the Dublin Civic Weeks of 1927 and 1929, to the 1932 Eucharistic Congress, to Micheal MacLiammoir and Hilton Edwards' ambitious productions for the Tostal festivals of the 1950s.
It portrays Cuchulainn, the Irish mythological hero from the Ulster Cycle
, famed for his heroism and lethal "battle frenzy." A Republican icon, Cuchulainn seems all wrong for the Shankill.
Ireland's mythological Ulster Cycle
, and Lieutenant's Padraic.
Upon the magazine's hardback publication in 1987, Tom found himself with an unexpected level of attention from the media, and appeared on Blue Peter showing his Rudge Ulster cycle
in the same year.
The contexts in which this material was received is also of interest, most notably in Thomas Owen Clancy's stimulating essay on the Ulster Cycle
. Central to his analysis of the reception of these tales is his identification of their sustained interest in the dynamics of the court.
Specific subjects include seventeenth-century Gaelic Ireland, eighteenth-century Wales, images of king's peace and bounty in bardic poetry, satire in seventeenth and eighteenth century Gaelic poetry, and the role of Tain Bo Flidais in the growth and development of the late Ulster Cycle
The second tranche of tales The C[pounds sterling]chulainn Cycle belong to the Ulster Cycle
and look at King Conchubhar and his most celebrated warrior C[pounds sterling]chulainn.
There are three cycles to Irish mythology: the mythological cycle, the Ulster cycle
, and the Finn cycle.
The oldest stories can be divided into three basic categories: a mythological cycle of voyages, invasions, and pre-Celtic divinities; the Ulster cycle
, recounting the exploits of the Red Branch warriors; and the Fenian cycle, which relates tales of Fionn MacCumhaill and the Fianna warriors.
I suspect Goodman is thinking of the Ulster cycle
. Cyrene was probably annexed in 75 B.C.
Thus, Belfast playwright Stewart Parker rubs shoulders with Parliament na mBan, a seventeenth-century didactic text in Gaelic, and with nineteenth-century nationalist leader Charles Stewart Parnell, while the entry on Brian Friel's early play Crystal and Fox is flanked by Cu Chulainn, the mythical hero of the Ulster cycle
, and the nineteenth-century journalist and novelist Eyre Evans Crowe.