Chris Murphy

The Tailteann Aonach – The Irish Olympics!

Venue: The Sawmills Studio

Inspiring the theme of this festival, the Tailteann Aonach is still central to the Irish psyche, the inspiration behind our heroes' successes in the competitive fields of sports, the arts, and warfare throughout the ages. A Kells native, Chris Murphy has carried out extensive research on the rich history of the town and its local hinterland. The holder of a BA in Journalism and MSc in International Development, Chris has also spent many years among numerous diverse cultures, from the rural fishing communities of the Mekong River and the cattlemen of Rwanda. These experiences, combined with his study of the ancient Tailteann Aonach have helped him uncover the key role the fair’s myths and legends continue to play in Ireland’s cultural development to this very day; Teltown is the birthplace of our national identity.

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Chris Murphy