It is said that we all must face death, and it is the fear of death that is the most profound of fears. We spend our whole lives denying it, distracting ourselves from it, and pretending that it won’t happen to us. We’ve built civilisations and religions around the idea of eternal life, whether of the body or of the soul. It is one of the great driving forces of the human experience.
So why is it, then, that the warriors of Old Ireland seemed to have no fear of death? Why did they throw themselves into situations they could not possibly survive? How was it that they went to their deaths exuberant, triumphant, even laughing?
Join us in Arthur’s this January as we warm the soul with tales of old, and learn why it is that Irish heroes do not fear death: but Death fears the Irish!