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In this episode we talk about an often overlooked people of Irish Myth – The Fir Bolg; and we ask:

  • Who were the Fir Bolg?
  • Why are they overlooked?
  • What is their place in Irish Mythology?
  • Why is their story worth telling?

We also tell the story of Sreng, a mighty Fir Bolg warrior and envoy of his chief as he goes to investigate a mysterious new threat to his people.

When mysterious beings come from the sky and land on the mountains of connaught, the Fir Bolg of Ireland mobilise to oppose them.
Meet Sreng, greatest warrior of the Fir Bolg.
Then meet the one thing that strikes fear into very the fabric of his being.


Lebor Gabála Érenn

The Metrical Dindshenchas Poem 40 Carn Hui Neit 

Duchas, The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0102, Page 252 and 253

Lady Gregory’s Complete Irish Mythology, Octopus 1994. (Gods and Fighting Men, 1904)


Presented by Marcas Ó hUiscín and Stephanie Ní Thiarnaigh.

Written and produced by Marcas Ó hUiscín.

Music by Music – Celtic Warrior by Damiano Baldoni (licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 public licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode

All sounds from freesound.org

Featured Image – Letterfrack, connemara national park.

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