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or Cu·chul·ainn also Cu Chul·ainn  (ko͞o-kŭl′ĭn, -KHŭl′-)
A legendary hero of ancient Ulster who single-handedly defended it against the rest of Ireland.


(kuˈkʌl ɪn, ˈku xʊ lɪn)

a hero of Ulster in Irish legend.
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Venue: Linenhall Library, Belfast Gather round the fire and hear the tale of one of the great Irish warriors, Cu Chulainn.
Tenders are invited for lmetb seek tenders for building and painting works at coliste ch chulainn, nicholas street, (old st mary~s school) dundalk, co louth.
Teens will not be disappointed either - with a 5D cinema, a monster zip line and classic fairground rides dotted around the park, you can leave them to explore as you get your head showered, We sampled only a little of what Tayto has to offer - there's the tour of the factory, a zoo with a seriously impressive leopard and coming in the summer is the Cu Chulainn Coaster.
55) The most formidable of these bridges is the Bridge of the Cliff that Cu Chulainn has to traverse in order to please the father of his future bride Emer.
The mythological figures of Orpheus, Odin, Perceval and Cu Chulainn all share distinctly shamanic origins, as do Western systems of divination and magic.
In killing his only son, Cu Chulainn cuts himself off from the continuation of his own bloodline.
In order to stifle his heat, Cu Chulainn has to be submerged in three barrels of ice-cold water, a motif that reappears in twentieth-century literature if we think, for example, of Esteban Truebas in Isabel Allende's La Casa de los Espiritos, the patriarch who has to stifle his own dog-like heat (he is compared with the huge dog Barrabas) in ice-cold water after raping the peasant girls of his country estate.
echoing Cu Chulainn in narratives of the Ulster cycle, but Cathal's heroic wind up is completely unproductive for himself or his people: be merely sits down after his symbolic epic posturing.
Chapter topics include the oral tradition and beginnings of written manuscripts; introductions to each of the saga cycles (which contain the stories of Cu Chulainn, Finn mac Cumaill, and other heroes as well as kings such as Cormac mac Airt); poets and poetry; and the hero and heroic biography.
If we turn to the Royal Irish Academy dictionary, we find lurchaire as a Middle Irish word meaning 'foal', occurring in the tales The Birth of Cu Chulainn and The Wooing of Emer, where a gloss serrach 'foal' shows it was already an archaism (Van Hamel 1933: 4, 5, 35).