Ó Catháin (Brian) (ed.), Ó hUiginn (Ruairí) (ed.): Ulidia 2: proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Ulster Cycle of Tales, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, 24-27 June 2005 / edited by Ruairí Ó hUiginn and Brian Ó Catháin.
Dán agus tallann, 15. Maigh Nuad: An Sagart, 2009. vii + 422 pp.


Nagy (Joseph Falaky): Hurtling Búan and the heroic trajectory.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 1–17.
On the narrative significance of such gestures as leaping and throwing in various episodes from the Ulster Cycle (Búan’s death in Fled Bricrenn, the encounter with king Buan’s daughter in the Táin, etc.).

Bondarenko (Grigory): Oral past and written present in ‘The finding of the Táin'.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 18–24.

Schlüter (Dagmar): A contradiction in terms? A short note on Do fhallsigud Tána bó Cúailnge.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 25–30.

Tristram (Hildegard L. C.): Narratology and salvation: aspects of ‘narrated time’ and the ‘time of narrating’ in Táin bó Cúailnge.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 31–45.

Ó Cathasaigh (Tomás): Ailill and Medb: a marriage of equals.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 46–53.
Repr. in Coire sois, pp. 249-258.

Discusses the introductory ‘pillow-talk’ episode in Táin bó Cúailnge rec. II. In Appendix: Addendum on ar/for tinchur.

Sheehan (Sarah): Fer Diad de-flowered: homoerotics and masculinity in Comrac Fir Diad.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 54–65.

Miles (Brent): The literary set piece and the imitatio of Latin epic in the Cattle raid of Cúailnge.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 66–80.
Argues Statius’ description of Pavor’s action in Thebaid 7.114ff provided the literary model for the use of the ‘alternatives device’ in the Táin's account of Mac Roth’s vision (Rec. II, ll.4168ff).

Siewers (Alfred K.): Nature as Otherworld: landscape as centre in Táin bó Cúailnge.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 81–94.

Matasović (Ranko): Descriptions in the Ulster Cycle.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 95–105.

Toner (Gregory): Scribe and text in Lebor na hUidre: H’s intentions and methodology.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 106–120.

Muhr (Kay): Where did the brown bull die? An hypothesis from Ireland’s epic Táin bó Cúailnge Version I.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 121–139.

Fomin (Maxim): Bríatharthecosc Con Culainn in the context of early Irish wisdom-literature.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 140–172.

Borsje (Jacqueline): Supernatural threats to kings: exploration of a motif in the Ulster Cycle and in other medieval Irish tales.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 173–194.

Ó Mainnín (Mícheál B.): ‘Co mbeidh a ainm asa’: the eponymous Macha in the place-names Mag Macha, Emain Macha and Óenach Macha.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 195–207.

Herbert (Máire): Reading Recension 1 of the Táin.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 208–217.

Ó Flaithearta (Mícheál): The etymologies of (Fer) Diad.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 218–225.
Suggests diad in personal name (Fer) Diad derives from gen. *dwi-pod-os of PIE *dwi-pod-s ‘two-footed’.

Bernhardt-House (Phillip A.): ‘It’s beginning to look a lot like solstice’: snechta, solar deities, and Compert Con Culainn.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 226–237.

Clarke (Michael): An Irish Achilles and a Greek Cú Chulainn.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 238–251.

Chekhonadskaya (Nina Y.): The unheroic biography of Bricriu mac Carbada.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 252–261.

MacKenna (Mary): The Irish mythological landscape and the Táin.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 262–274.

Ronan (Patricia): Ingressive periphrasis in some manuscript versions of Táin bó Cúailnge.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 275–284.

Retzlaff (Kay): Pretext and context: the remscéla and the Táin.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 285–295.

Hicks (Ronald): Place and time in the Tána.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 296–312.

Rutten (Stuart): Displacement and replacement: Comrac Fir Diad within and without Táin bó Cúailnge.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 313–325.

Deane (Marion): Kingship: a valedictory for the sacred marriage.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 326–343.

Ní Bhrolcháin (Muireann): Serglige Con Culainn: a possible re-interpretation.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 344–355.

Burnyeat (Abigail): Córugud and compilatio in some manuscripts of Táin bó Cúailnge.
In Ulidia 2 (2009), pp. 356–374.