Wednesday, March 18 2009
Emain Macha and the Red Branch (daylight)
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Emain Macha and the Red Branch of King Conchobar (daylight)
Emain Macha, capital of the Ulster province in ancient Ireland, seat of King Conchobar. It held three buildings called the Three Branches of King Conchobar. On this drawing you can see, in the center, the first Branch, the Red Branch, which also gives its name to the epic of Cuchulainn, the "Red Branch Epic". It was the palace of the king and his men.