Preparing the Brown bull for Maebhs Army

Young Zac Woods is fattening the bull in preparation for the biggest event on the calendar next year – The Tain March which is taking place in June 2011.  An army of hundreds raising money for charity will march as celtic warriors from Roscommon to The Cooley Peninsula, reenacting our national epic An Tain. 

National and local charities are being called to take part in the biggest march since Maebhs advancement of the Cooley Mountins to capure The Brown Bull of Cooley.  The army will march through every main town along the route and camp overnite throughout the 7 day journey with central events from the Tain reenacted such as Ferdias battle with Cuchulainn at Ardee.

The Brown Bull (pictured) will be a landmark along the newly developing County Coastal path  as part of the innovative activities under The Tourism and Heritage Innovation Committee from the Louth Economic Forum. A central aim of the committee is to strengthen and raise the profile of the ‘Louth Land of Legends’ brand, highlighting the county’s unique product in relation to our heritage, mythology and folklore.

“We have the Special Area of Protection for Leprechauns, Fionn Mc Coll lying at rest on the side of the Slieve Foy mountain and now the Brown Bull out to grass along our coast. It is our aim to ensure that everyone knows about these unique features through innovative activites and events”,  said Kevin Woods, Louth Innovative Committee, Louth Economic Forum.