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The Ginger Man turns 60!

This month, JP Donleavy’s picaresque classic The Ginger Man turns 60! Since its first publication in 1955 over 40 million copies of the novel have been sold and to celebrate this milestone, … 654 more words

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The Táin - Ep. 4

The Book of Leinster is a medieval text containing a number of ancient Irish myths, legends, and histories.  It dates back to the mid-12th century.

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The Táin - Ep. 3

The word “fionn” means “blond” in Irish, which is why Brendan’s hair changes color when he is enchanted to believe he is Fionn MacCumhail.

It’s really difficult to convey tone of voice in speech bubbles and body language with minifigs. 43 more words

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The Táin - Ep. 2

Fionn MacCumhail (anglicized Finn McCool) was a mythical warrior hunter who figured into a number of old Irish legends.

I typically struggle with doing night shots.  46 more words

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The Táin - Ep. 1

A “táin” is a raid.  Ancient Irish tribes used to stage raids (typically cattle raids) to demonstrate strength and acquire wealth.  One of the famous Irish legends is the Táin Bó Cuailnge, or the Cattle Raid of Cooley.

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