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
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.