The beauty and
tragedy of the Children of Lir
The Children of Danu choose Bodb
Dearg as a new High King for themselves much to King Lir's
displeasure. To bring the clans together, Bodb's foster-daughter
marries Lir and bears four beautiful children to him. Sadly she
dies and Lir marries her sister, who in jealousy curses the
Children and turns them all into swans...
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August 2008, 30m
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The Children of Lir
The Statue of the
Children of Lir in the Garden of Remembrance,
Names Used in this
Listed in order of
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Characters below, see our Biographies section.
- Children of Danu
- Bodb Dearg
- Sruth na Maoile
- Carraig na Ron
- Lough Dairbhreach
- Aodh Aithfhiosach
- Fergus Fithchiollach
- Riders of the Sidhe
- Sidhe Fionnachaidh
- Tuatha De Danaan
- Irris Domnann
- Inis Gluaire
- Lough na-n Ean
- Inis Geadh
- Son of Mil
- (Saint) Mochaemhog
- Cill Dun
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Sources used in this
Joseph Jacobs. Celtic Fairy Tales. Based on P.W. Joyce's
version in Old Celtic Romances.
The Children of Lir by Cruachan
of Lir, poem by "A.E."
Old Celtic Romances, P W Joyce
The Children of Lir, Legendary Fictions of the Ancient Celts, Patrick
of course, the Awen - inspiration and
Edward, our son, as the Kings
of the Tuatha de Danaad
Matt Howard, as the Sons of
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