2009 Events

 Are There STORIES we LIVE BY?    AUTUMN 2009 Five Evenings at the United Arts Club Dublin 2
Thursday 1st October:            STORY OF THE SOUL JOURNEY
Thursday 15th October:          STORY OF A PEOPLE
Thursday 5th November:        STORY OF THE HERO
Thursday 19th November:      STORY OF NATIONS 
Thursday 3rd December:       THE POETS VOICE - Readings, Reception & Social Event

    See below for SUMMER & SPRING 2009 details,  &  Click here for 2009 Events Summary List

Thursday 03 December:
Poets: Yiorgos CHOULIARAS, Christine HEATH, Susan LINDSAY, Rosemarie ROWLEY  INFO               Music and Song by Niamh O'BRIEN RHIANNON and Tommy VAUGHAN
THE POETS VOICE - The Mythic Journey  Readings, Music & Reception
Themes include Odysseus & Theseus,  Brendan Voyage, Battle of Moytura, Midir & Etain
A Social Evening celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of Mythic Links  LINK to Illustrated FLIER

Thursday 19 November:
Speaker: Sandy DUNLOP

DEFINING NATIONAL IDENTITY Through Folklore and Myth - For Better or for Worse? 
Shaping a Country’s Vision - Ideas of Ireland; Finland’s sagas; Images of England; Hitler’s Germany.      Sandy's current PhD research at the Dept. of Folklore UCD www.bardmythologies.com

Thursday 05 November:
Speaker: Mary MacKENNA
Myth in ART and POPULAR CULTURE    From Monks Manuscripts to Republican Murals-
The Táin,  CuChulainn, Yeats, Louis le Brocquy, Thomas Kinsella and the Artsts of today
First presented at  International Ulidia Conference, University of Ulster, Coleraine  2009  LINK to Illustrated FLIER

Thursday 15 October:
Speaker: Dr. Seamus CAULFIELD, Archaeologist
The CEIDE FIELDS Celtic Roots in North Mayo?   (Mis) Perceptions of Indigenous identity

Discovering a stone age Community of 5000 years ago  - the Archaeological Evidence

Thursday 01 October:
Speaker: Maura DUNNE

UNDERWORLD and OTHERWORLD In Ancient Greece  Entering the Dark 
Are the Mysteries of ancient Eleusis, a centre of seasonal Initiations, relevant to-day?

RECENT SUMMER Events  2009:  
Sat 30 & Sun 31 May, & Mon 1 June:  On magnificent grounds of Townley Hall near Drogheda
ART in ACTION  - Craft Demonstations, Music, Dance, Poetry, Liberal Arts talks include:
'NATURE'S BALANCE and Irish Mythology 'Speaker: Mary MacKENNA (Sat 4.30pm)
'MYTHS and Stories from INDIA' - 'Speaker:Anuradha CHOUDRY  (Sun 4.30; Mon 12.30 & 3.30)

SEE  www.artinaction.ie and www.townleyhall.ie              SPES  Event

Sun 22 - Thurs 26 June:    
ULSTER CYCLE TALES - International Academic Conference in COLERAINE
(Academic programme includes Dr. Marion DEANE)    Public Extra Event on Monday evening:  
'ULSTER CYCLE TALES in Art and Popular Culture 'Speaker: Mary MacKENNA ( Mon 7-7.30pm)

www.ulster.ac.uk/ulstercycle                                  UNIVERSITY of ULSTER Event

Weds 01-  Sun 05 July 22:    
MYTHOLOGY SUMMER SCHOOL - 15th year- Annual Bard - CLARE ISLAND Co. Mayo

Workshops, Guest Speakers, Poetry, Music and Feasting on beautiful Clare Island  
'MIDIR and ETAIN - Exploring Time and Timelessness '

www.bard.ie and Email: bardsummerschool@iol.ie   BARD Event

Summer Exhibition:    
EXHIBITION- Film and Posters of Irish Mythology  MULLINGAR

On the beautiful estate of Belvedere House, Mullingar - Bill Felton Artist and Bard:
'WONDER of IRELAND The Story and Characters of Irish Myth'

SEE www.bard.ie and www.belvedere-house.ie                 BARD Event

  RECENT Events - SPRING 09 Series: Mythic Tradition - A Legacy for Today at the United Arts Club
21 May 2009:
MYTH of the STRANGER East & West - Perspectives of the Outsider
Dr. Anuradha CHOUDRY  
'No One is a Stranger' by Sri Ramakrishna Math &  'Strangers to Ourselves' by Julia KRISTEVA

07 May 2009:
BEALTAINE Fires of May- A Journey Through the Celtic Year
Dolores WHELAN
The traditional Irish Calendar - From Samhain to Bealtaine

02 April 2009:
Jenny teaches at UCC Dept. of Folklore and organised the Ritual Year International SIEF Conference 2008

26 March 2009:

Marie HEANEY  
Author of two books retelling Irish myth cycles, and of an introduction to Irish poetry ‘Heart Mysteries’.


19 March 2009:
The VEDAS OF INDIA- Wisdom for today from the World's Most Ancient Texts
Dr. Anuradha CHOUDRY  
Anu teaches the spoken Sanscrit language, bringing unique insight into  timeless tales


5 March 2009:
The VOICE OF ETAIN-  A Magical Epic of Early Irish Literature
Kelly teaches the Department of Folklore, -University College, Dublin

26 February 2009:
John MORIARTY'S Dreamtime  -  Re-Imagining Our Earliest Myths

Dr. Brendan O'DONOGHUE  
Brendan teaches Philosophy at UCC-University College, Cork  
See Brendan's Thesis at:

5 February 2009:
BRIGIT'S SECRET LANDSCAPE - Places, Saints and Sun Goddess

Stories, Place Names and Astronomy - An extraordinary pattern in the landscape. 

26 January 2009:

Author 'The Serpent and the Goddess- Women, Religion and Power in Celtic Ireland' 


Associated Files:

Mythic Links