Bernard Dunne’s Myth­i­cal He­roes is back

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For­mer world box­ing cham­pion, Bernard Dunne, who is the team man­ager at the Ir­ish Ath­letic Box­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (IABA) turns sto­ry­teller once again for the sec­ond sea­son of

Bernard Dunne’s Myth­i­cal He­roes. He brings some more Ir­ish mytho­log­i­cal gures to life with a mix of live-ac­tion and an­i­ma­tion in the new six-part se­ries.

Among the new batch of sto­ries are the ‘Fall of the Red Branch Knights’, the story of how a young wo­man called Deirdre brought about the down­fall of the gang of war­riors. en there’s the fa­mous story of ‘ e Bull of Coo­ley’, when friends Rucht and Fruich turned into the two great bulls – the White Bull of Con­nacht and the Brown Bull of Coo­ley, which be­came the fo­cus of Queen Me­abh’s at­tempt to prove she was bet­ter than any mere man. en there’s the story of Fionn MacCumhaill’s aunt, Turien, who was turned into a dog by a jeal­ous lover. She gives birth to two pups who later be­came Fionn’s favourites.

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