The greatest assembly held on this day in ancient times was the fair held at Tailteann, the place sacred to Lugh
's mother Tailltu.
Since Saint Patrick is an extension of Lugh
, the shining one, the dispute is really between light and dark, young hero and old master, summer and winter.
and Emmi are introduced early, and the growth in Saba and Emmi's relationship is as essential to the plot as the action is.
To avenge the murder of his father by the three sons of the neighboring king Tuirrean, Lugh
swears that "the people of the gods of Dana have done treachery on one another, and it is long that they will be under loss by it and weakened by it" (Gregory 46).
On the second day of the 400-year-old celebration, visitors hoped the sun would finally smile below thanks to Lugh
, the ancient sun god which gave the fair its name.
PN Horse Jockey/trainer Odds Comment 5 Patch's Lugh
Murrill/MCampbell 12-1 Drop likely to help 4 Elusive Force Valdivia/Rivelli 6-5 Maybe tough with drop 6 Fern Perez/Perez 4-1 Back to right level 3 Trumpified Tavares/Slager 9-2 Good 3rd in last 2 Saturdays Hangover Ulloa/HRodrigez 6-1 Closes sometimes 1 High Hero Bonilla/Perez 20-1 Led by 20 but lost by 17 2.
Campaigners against the M3 in Co Meath fear it will destroy the Rath Lugh
national monument, an ancient fort beside the 2,000-year-old Hill of Tara.
Read about King Balor and his evil eye that kills enemies at a glance - can brave young warrior Lugh
of the Long Arm save the day?
4 Elusive Force Valdivia/Rivelli 3-1 Just missed off layoff 5 Andreas Kennedy/Kirby 5-2 Long layoff; big drop 8 Angelino Bridgmohan/Brueggemann 6-1 Watch for late run 1 Majestic Hero JLopez/Block 5-1 Claimed back in last 3 Next Monday Cotto/Boyce 10-1 Drops and adds blinks 7 Yourdecisionotmine Felix/ERodriguez 6-1 Little this year 2 Portico Doyle/Williamson 15-1 1st start 6 months 6 Donivan My Boy Emigh/Matthews 20-1 Speed moves up 9 Patch's Lugh
Murrill/Campbell 15-1 Has shown little 7.
Campaigners want the M3 rerouted around the Rath Lugh