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Aoife and Scath (Original)


Aoife and Scath is an original painting by KT McCaffrey. It is based upon a Celtic tale from Irish Folklore.

” A beautiful princess named Aoife and a tutor of martial arts named Scath hated each other and went to war …”

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Painting Dimensions:
This medium sized painting measures approximately 60 cm width X 50 cm height on a stretched canvas.

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Aoife and Scath

Aoife and Scath

A beautiful princess named Aoife and a tutor of martial arts named Scath hated each other and went to war. 

CuChulainn fought on the side of Scath who inspired her warriors to daring deeds of courage.

Aoife, alarmed by the sight of her army in fight sent a message to Scath challenging her to single combat.

CuChulainn feared Scath was no match for Aoife and offered to fight in her place.

now face to face with Aoife, CuChulainn was awestruck by her beauty. The fierceness of her first attack focused his mind on the fight.

A mighty blow by Aoife shattered CuChulainn’s sword to the hilt and knocked him to the ground.

Aoife sprang to take advantage, however CuChulainn grabbed her around the waist to carry her over his shoulder.

He brought her back to the camp of Scath where she begged for her life, as CuChulainn held a knife to her throat.

CuChulainn granted her with one condition, that she makes peace with Scath.

Aoife and Scath agreed to peace terms. When Aoife became Cu Chulainn’s lover and bore him a son, hostilities broke out between the women again!.

‘Aoife and Scath’, Celtic Painting

Artist: KT McCaffrey

Artwork details:

This original oil painting is one of KT McCaffrey’s most dramatic Celtic Art paintings. This artwork depicts a tale from Irish folklore with a power struggle between two beautiful female adversaries named Aoife and Scath. KT McCaffrey originally featured a pen and ink drawing of Aoife and Scath in his ‘Deirdre, and other Heroines of Celtic Folklore‘ graphic story book published back in 1988.

Artwork Dimensions:

The artwork measures 60 cm width by 50 cm height on a stretched canvas.


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artist KT McCaffrey

Artist: KT McCaffrey

KT McCaffrey is an Irish artist with a great interest in Ireland’s cultural and storytelling heritage. He studied graphic design at the National College of Art in Dublin.

KT McCaffrey lives in Dunshaughlin, County Meath, near Dublin. The artist likes to surround himself with everything he loves in life. He has a great passion for Irish literature, music, Celtic Folklore and the beauty of the Irish countryside.

KT McCaffrey blends all this to create his own style of art. KT has great respect for the Irish stained-glass artist Harry Clarke. Harry’s style is visible in many of KT’s paintings. The artist has created more than 80 oil on canvas paintings. Every brushstroke creates a rich composition with strong color contrasts, illustration and patterns.

Many of KT’s paintings capture a moment in time through the art of storytelling.  These paintings showcase scenes from Ireland’s tales of Folklore and Mythology.

For a more in depth look at KT McCaffrey’s journey as an artist, check out our blog post detailing his career.

Additional information


KT McCaffrey




Oil on canvas




60cm X 50cm approx (width X height)