Lugh and the Fortress of the Gods

October 2023
8.5 x 8.5 inches
38 pages
ISBN 978-1-77861-033-2
$14.99 CA

Lugh and the Fortress of the Gods

Author: Annie Dunphy

Translator: Muireann Bergin

Illustrator: Kyla Williams

When Lugh of the Long Arm grew up, he went to King Nuada’s fortress on the Hill of Tara to try to take his place with the other gods and goddesses. When Lugh arrived at the fortress, the guards wouldn’t let him in without a unique skill. Lugh had many skills—but would any of them be enough to get him into the Fortress of the Gods?

This Irish myth is retold as a participation story with action words and gestures, making it perfect for reading aloud. The book also helps introduce children to the Irish language, or Gaeilge. Three versions of the story are included: the first in English, the second in English with action words in Irish, and the third version entirely in Irish which is good for Irish-language learners. The actions are the same in all three versions, acting as a bridge from English to Irish. With engaging black-and-white illustrations by the illustrator of Fionn MacCool and the Salmon of Knowledge.