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The Dialogue of the Ancients of Ireland

A new translation of Acallam na Senorach

The Dialogue of the Ancients of Ireland by Maurice Harmon
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One of Ireland’s greatest collections of stories and poems,

The Dialogue of the Ancients of Ireland is a new translation by Maurice Harmon of the

12th century Acallam na Senorach. Retold in a refreshing modern idiom,

the Dialogue is an extraordinary account of journeys to the four provinces by St. Patrick and the pagan Cailte,

one of the surviving Fian. Within the frame story are over 200 other stories reflecting many genres

– wonder tales, sea journeys, romances, stories of revenge, tales of monsters and magic.

The poems are equally varied – lyrics, nature poems, eulogies, prophecies, laments, genealogical poems.

After the Tain Bo Cuailnge, the Acallam is the largest surviving prose work in Old and Middle Irish.

Carysfort Press Limited; February 2009
208 pages; ISBN 9781904505839
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Title: The Dialogue of the Ancients of Ireland
Author: Maurice Harmon
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