Over Nine Waves: A Book of Irish Legends

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Marie Heaney
Macmillan, Jul 13, 1995 - Fiction - 272 pages
8 Reviews
'These legends are the action-packed stories - of ancient heroes, huge battles, attempted invasions, prophecies and spells, clashes between the underworld and the real world, abductions, love affairs and feasts - which have fascinated the Irish mind for more than 2,000 years . . . Most of them have an extraordinary, stark narrative sweep, with a marvellous sense of detail . . . Heaney writes directly and fluently . . . with great tact and skill.' Sunday Times
  

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Review: Over Nine Waves: A Book of Irish Legends

User Review  - Alison Lang - Goodreads

I read this book in preparation for some quasi-academic research, and was therefore frustrated by the lack of references. Yes, there is a bibliography, but it isn't clear which parts of the text draw ... Read full review

Review: Over Nine Waves: A Book of Irish Legends

User Review  - Dawn Mullins - Goodreads

I thought that the myths in Over Nine Waves were fascinating. Some had similarities to other myths but for the most part I thought they quite unique from any others I had read or heard before before ... Read full review

Contents

Midir and Etain
22
The Children of Lir
37
the Milesians Come to Ireland
50
The Weakness of the Ulstermen
65
Cuchulainn Takes Up Arms
80
Bricrius Feast
99
The Death of Connla
113
Cuchulainn and Ferdias Fight at the Ford
126
The Death of Cuchulainn
141
THE MUSIC OF WHAT HAPPENED
153
THREE SAINTS ONE GRAVE DO FILL
223
Pronunciation Guide
243
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About the author (1995)

Marie Heaney was born in County Tyrone. She trained as a teacher in Belfast and began her career in schools in Northern Ireland. Married with three children, she now lives in Dublin where she works as a freelance writer, contributing to newspapers and to programmes on both RTE and BBC.

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