Setanta - the boy Cú Chulainn [Part 1]





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Published on May 29, 2012

This is a film that was shot in Ireland by Patrick FitzSymons and Clanvisions in 1997 and which I have transferred from an original VHS copy to digital format - hence the less than perfect sound and visual quality. Here follow the original packaging notes:

Setanta - the boy Cú Chulainn

The first ever live action re-telling of one of Ireland's most enduring legends.

Among Ireland's legendary heroes, one name in particular looms large -- Cú Chulainn -- The Hound of Ulster.

The man who single-handedly defended Ulster against the predatory attack of Queen Maeve and the armies of Connaught, has come to embody the essence of courage and honour. Set during our island's Celtic Iron Age, this story follows Setanta, the boy who would become Cú Chulainn, as he runs away to join the warrior school of King Conor MacNessa at Emhain Macha, and the dramatic sequence of events which lead to his being re-named.

Educational, entertaining, and remaining as true as possible to the actual history of the period, our film aims to place the mythology in context -- to present the story, not as fable, but as something which could actually have happened, its re-telling over centuries having given rise to the now-familiar legend.

Clanvisions is Ireland's first living history agency, and this short drama sets the scene for a series to follow exploring other aspects of Irish legend and history.

Setanta- the boy Cú Chulainn was filmed in the Falcarragh area of Co Donegal and at the Ulster History Park in Co Tyrone

The producers wish to thank the European Union fund for Peace & Reconciliation administered by Co-operation North, and Údarás na Gaeltachta, for their assistance in funding this project.



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