Thursday 18 February 2010

The Myths We Live By

Sandy Dunlop is running a monthly Saturday workshop called "The Myths We Live By" in Dublin and Mullingar, Belvedere House alternatively, which will take place from 10am - 4.30pm on March 27, April 17, May 15 and June 19. The cost is €50.

Myths have long been an inspiration for writers. They have been a rich source of ideas, symbols, structures and, of course, characters. What is proposed here is an opportunity to work within a group context to explore a series of the important myths of the rich and unique Irish Tradition. Specifically we will look over four Saturdays at Irish Leadership Myths and the stories of Lugh and Balor, Cormac mac Airt and Conaire, mythical king of Tara. This is within a context of a research study within UCD Folklore Department on myth and modernity, the relevance of myth to the modern world, and understanding the mythic roots of modernity.

If interested please e-mail, or call Sandy on 086 2430981 to find out more.

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