I have only a child's memory of enjoying Eisirt's story, Dennis. Perhaps
"Echtra Fergusa maic Léite" would be a good text to study on this list,
as a change after Táin Bó Flidais.
Scríobh 18/02/2012 19:20, Dennis King:
> Marion Gunn wrote:
>> "Eisirt" is known amongst Modern Irish speakers, most particularly as
>> the name of to the hero of a book of the same name, so many people
>> brought up here would learn its meaning from parent or teacher and
>> the story the book tells is an illustration of what it means to be an
> You mean of course _Eisirt_ by Peadar Ó Laoghaire, which he based on
> the 13th century version of the old tale "Echtra Fergusa maic Léite".
> Eisirt is the court poet of Iubdán, king of the lúchorpáin, in this
> fantastic version of the older tale. Is there anything particular in
> Ó Laoghaire's book, which I have never read, that links the name
> Eisirt to the Old Irish term "esirt"?
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