BCRC Winter Fireside Talks – 2) Myths and folklore of the Causeway Coast and Glens

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BCRC Winter Fireside Talks – 2) Myths and folklore of the Causeway Coast and Glens

Project Attributes

Project:

COVID-19Fireside Talks

Owner:

CCGBC Museum Services

Date:

19th January 2021


The Winter Fireside Talks were a series of online presentations and discussions hosted by Building Communities Resource Centre (BCRC) in partnership with Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Services in January and February 2021.

Talk 2 – Myths and folklore of the Causeway Coast and Glens – explored some of the vast array of myths, legends, and surviving folklore found across our our area, from the Book of Invasions (Lebor Gabála Érenn) and the Fenian Cycle (Fiannaíocht), to some of the many different varieties of Ulster fairy-folk.

Anyone wishing to read more about the topics covered by the talk can access digital copies of two excellent publications through the links below:

McErlane, T. (2018) A Door into the Mythological Landscape of the Glens of Antrim, Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme
https://ccght.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Causeway-Coast-and-Glens-Heritage-Trust-210mm-x-210mm-Mythology-Booklet-FINAL-PRINTED.pdf

Wright, N.L. ed. (2019) Lore of the Land: Exploring Folklore and the Supernatural across the Causeway Coast and Glens, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Museum Services
https://niarchive.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Lore-of-the-Land-web-ready.pdf

For another way to access some of the myths and folklore of the borough, have a look at the Echoes of the Causeway Heritage Trail app for smartphones and tablets, produced as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018
http://www.niarchive.org/echoes