Cu Chulainn. Celtic Irish Fantasy art. Picture

Fine art print of the Irish mythical legend Cú Chulainn. This print from my original drawing depicts Cú Chulainn with an Irish Wolfhound.

THE STORY OF THE PAINTING
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In this drawing the boy warrior Cú Chulainn races with his wolfhound, hurley and sliothar in hand.
All Irish children are fascinated with the tales of the greatest hero of them all, Cú Chulainn, the Hound of Ulster. When Cú Chulainn was a young boy called Setanta he was attacked by a massive wolfhound and with only a hurley to defend himself he drove the sliothar (a rock hard ball made of layers of leather) into the skull of the hound. Little did he realize he had slain the fiercest hound in the land, a hound that was guard dog for a warrior called Chulan. Dismayed at the loss of his hound the warrior raged in anger but Setanta offered to take the place of the dog and protect Chulan, thus he became known as Cú Chulainn, meaning ‘The Hound of Chulan’.
This drawing, in pen and ink was originally commissioned by Cityjet/Air France airline for use as a series of huge banners in the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association in Croke Park, the home of our most popular games in Ireland -like Gaelic football and hurling.
It is time I did a painting in colour of this work.
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