Reclaiming the Spoils of Annwfyn: Regia Altera and the landscape of the Mabinogi


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Using multidisciplinary research methods the origins of the famed Mabinogi legends were found at a pre-historic royal site in the west of Ireland. Contrary to scholarly interpretations, the Middle Welsh poem Preiddeu Annwn is a poetic account of a real event, that being an attack by Welsh Normans on an abbey at that site and the seizure of texts. These texts of legends and poetry were translated to Welsh, modified and woven into the Welsh landscape. These are now promulgated as medieval Welsh literature.

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Gerard Beggan

Gerard Beggan was born in the city of Limerick, Ireland, in 1934. His early education at Mungret College S.J. was followed by undergraduate work through Irish at Coláiste Oiliúna Phádraigh Naomhtha (St. Patrick´s Training College), Dublin, and later at Un