The Big Fight The Story of the Taain by Frank Murphy


The Big Fight The Story of the Taain by Frank Murphy

Flyer Number 3 A terrible war rages in Ireland -- over the Great Brown Bull of Cooley. Cuchulainn, the young Ulster super hero, fights off many warriors -- even the magical Morrigan. In the end he has to face is friend, Ferdia. Will Cuchuliann have to kill him? And what will happen when the White-horned Bull of Connacht and the Great Brown Bull of Ulster finally meet? A simple retelling of the famous Irish epic of The Tain -- The Cattle Raid.

About the Author

Frank Murphy is a retired school principal, living in Cork. His teaching career, which began in Dublin, took him also to north Wexford, and eventually to Cork city. He has written stories, non-fiction pieces and poetry in Irish and English. Most of his work has appeared in school books in Ireland and the UK, with some stories also included in anthologies of children's fiction on both sides of the Atlantic.

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64 pages


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Publication date

31st December 1997



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O'Brien Press Ltd is an imprint of O'Brien


The O'Brien Press is Ireland's leading general publisher of both adult and children's books. Our list covers a huge range, including biography, humour, photography, history, art, fiction, politics, cookery, sport, music, memoir, true crime and travel and we are constantly expanding into new and exciting areas.

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