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Episode 17 - Tales of the Dagda

28th September 2008, 22m 24s, 20.6Mb

Finally, the mystery of the great Dagda's Club is revealed as he seeks a way to bring his dead son back to life. We also hear an alternate story about the Dagda and Aengus in the Brugh Na Boyne.

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We ask our listeners to help us celebrate all of our ancestors in story and Ruthie says Thank You for all her get well soon messages.

Tales of the Dagda

Names Used within the Tale (in order of occurrence)

For more information about the Characters below, see our Biographies section.

Fintan Dagda Aengus Mac Og
Brugh Na Boyne Tuatha De (Danaan) Glen Etin
Lough Lumman Aed Abaid Ess Rúaid
Rúad Rofhessa Eochaid Ollathair Ogham
Lugh Cian Erin
Cermait Milbél Buach Daire Donn
Leinster Sons of Mil Lugh mac Ethne
Síd Rodrubán Ogma Síd Archltrai
Síd Leithet Síd Cnocc Baine Brú Ruair
Síd an Broga Midir Brí Leith

Patrick Brown

Thanks go to Patrick Brown for his permission to use the translation of the tale of Aengus and the Dagda that makes up the basis of part 2 of our tale. You can find out more about Patrick and his amazing artwork in our Contributor pages. Copyright to the translation remains © 2008 Patrick Brown.

Feedback & Comments

We read an email from listener Rob and include a song, 'Seashore', by his band Orient Express.

Orient Xpress

Orient Xpress is a transCaucasian Indie Guitar band with Azeri passion, Irish soul, Essex Blag, Polish spirit, and a whole heap of loveliness. The sort of band that a 15yo crazy will love but his mum will too (from their Myspace page). You can find out more about Orient Xpress on their Contributor page.

Seashore Lyrics


She was standing there looking at the waves
Looking at the moon but moon just looked at the sea
Standing all alone an the lonely shore
Praying for a chance to see his face again
Oh Why?


Wind will bring the news but she will refuse
She will still believe that he’ll be back again
Footsteps on the sand moon will understand
But the cruel waves will say that this is the end
Oh Why oh Why?


Cold and empty shore and the screaming storm
And the footsteps lead from sea up to the moon….


Terry Ferdinand, BishopFM. Bishop FM is a community radio station set up in Bishop Auckland to meet the needs of local residents. Run entirely by volunteers, the station completed a four week trial on FM in 2007 and has been awarded a five year FM community radio license by Ofcom. Terry does the 9-11pm Monday night Folk spot.

Classical Mythology Podcast. With this series they will investigate the gods, heroes, and myths that formed bedrock of belief in the ancient Greek and Roman world. Whether you are interested in a certain divinity or a particular story, this podcast is a must for all students of mythology. Part of the Learn Out Loud series of podcasts.

Havamal, A podcast just beginning of the Viking Classic, The Havamal from the Poetic Edda, read by David and Sandra of the Spoken Lore Podcast.

Special Thanks

For voice acting:


Edward, our son, as Aengus Mac Og
Morgan, our son, as Cairmait Milbél


For incidental music:

Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See the Contributor page for details.

Kim Robertson, Angels in Disguise, All or None . See the Contributor page for details.

Jigger Time Ticks Away. See the Contributor page for details.

Tavola Rustica 02 - II. Motet, from the Album COPPER SUITE pour 2 Trompettes, 2 Cors, 2 Trombones Tuba. See the Contributor page for details.

For our Theme music:

The Skylark and Haghole, Culann's Hounds, http://www.sfhounds.com. See the Contributor page for details.






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