Meet the characters from the Cú Chulainn’s Challenge App and find out how to play the game.
Cú Chulainn’s Challenge (formally known as Setanta’s Challenge) is now available, free to download, from the App Store for iPhones. Cú Chulainn’s Challenge is an adventure game for children that explores the rich mythological heritage of Navan Fort / Eamhain Mhacha. This atmospheric app is available in English and Irish and uses video and audio to recount the heroic tales of Setanta/ Cú Chulainn.
Cú Chulainn’s Challenge game
Navan Fort or Eamhain Mhacha is a place of of epic tales where great heroes have been made. But the heroes of Eamhain Mhacha are in trouble – King Conor Mac Neasa and his Red Branch Knights are under a spell at the top of the mound. Only a warrior like Cú Chulainn, can help them to escape, but Cú Chulainn is away fighting!
Can you find six of Cú Chulainn’s most treasured belongings that are hidden around Navan Fort? If you can, you will gain his strength and cunning and break Macha’s spell and free King Conor and his men.
But it won’t be easy, Queen Méabh’s spies and soldiers are all around and they will try and take Cú Chulainn’s weapons and tools for themselves.
Cathbhadh the druid, your spirit guide from the otherworld, will help you with your mission, use the map to find all six items to defeat Queen Méabh and to set King Conor free.
More information on getting to Navan Fort and playing the game is available on the Cú Chulainn’s Challenge App page. NB The app uses GPS to embed the game play at the historic site of Navan Fort and cannot be played elsewhere. The app will also be available for Android devices in the New Year.
According to Irish mythology Emain Macha (Navan Fort) was founded by the warrior queen Macha and is legendary capital of Ulster in the Ulster Cycle of tales. Some of the most famous names in Irish legend are associated with the location: King Conchobar mac Nessa, Cú Chulainn, Queen Mebh and Deirdre of the sorrows. Below are some links to onscreen adaptations of the story of Setanta / Cú Chulainn.
Setanta – the boy Cú Chulainn [Part 1] by Claiomh Productions
Setanta – the boy Cú Chulainn [Part 2] by Claiomh Productions
The Life and Times of Cú Chulainn
The Life and Times of Cú Chulainn is a series of in 6 x 5 minute animations that illustrate key events in the warrior’s life .