The Mythical Enchanted Forest
The bottom floor of our Wax Museum is the Mythical Enchanted Forest. It’s a Neon Fantasy world home to Cu Chullain, Queen Meadhbh, Fionn Mc Cumhaill and our Dragon amongst others.
Cu Chullain and the Hound
Cú Chulainn was originally known as Setanta. He earned his new name at the age of seven when he killed the watch dog of a blacksmith named Culann. One day Culann, who made spears for King Conor invited young Setanta to a feast. When Setanta arrived at Culann’s house his wolfhound leapt out of the dark to attack. Culann had the hound unchained as he thought the entire guests had arrived. Setanta hurled his sliotar down the hound’s throat and killed him. The feast party heard the hound growling and ran out. King Conor was amazed to find his nephew alive and proud of his great strength. Culann was relieved but also sad his hound was dead. “Let me take the place of your hound until you find another one to take its place” said Setanta to Culann. Culann agreed. From that day on Setanta was called Cú Chulainn, which means hound of Culann.
Fionn Mac Cumhaill
The Myth of Fionn Mac Cumhaill is that he tasted the Salmon of Knowledge as a young child and became the most knowledgeable man in Ireland. He was meant to feed the fish to his mentor Finnegas but he burnt his thumb while cooking the salmon and sucked his thumb gaining all of it’s knowledge. We think Finnegas should have ordered Sushi!
Is the the Enchanted Forest Suitable for school & educational tours ?
Yes, the The Mythical Forest includes a wide range of stories that are perfect for school tours of all levels and stages. It gives a snapshot of Irish History & Mythology down through the ages. We also offer work sheets for different stages in the educational cycle to students to do pre-visit, during the visit & post visit.