The latest book in the Fionn series for young readers in the 8-10 age group.
Long ago, when the High King had his palace in Tara, he had a band of men called the Fiann. They were fine strong men who kept the peace in the land. Fionn mac Cumhaill was the leader of the Fiann. In this new series of books for readers in the 10+ age group, our favourite stories are brought together, illustrated, and beautifully recounted in simple Irish.
One day, when Fionn was in Howth, a boat came ashore and a great big warrior jumped out. He said if there wasn't someone in Ireland who would outrun him in a race, he would tax the people of Ireland. At that, a great big clumsy-looking yellow churl appeared, and and he would race him...
"Fíorshnasta.... Gaeilge álainn, ach sothuigthe do na léitheoirí óga." —Meadhbh Ní Eadhra, Gaelscéal