Children of Lir
foster daughter of Bodb Dearg, King of the Tuathe de Danaan.
but soon, she became jealous of Lir’s love for them.
from under her cloak and cast a spell over them, changing them into swans
and sentencing them to 300 years each on Lough Deravaragh, the Sea of Moyle
and Irrus Domnann, off the coast of Inis Glora.
was her cruel sentence on the terrified children.
When Bodb heard of what she had done, he transformed Aoife into an air demon for eternity.
and they put their trust in him and came to settle on the land of Inis Glora.
Now at that time, the King of Connacht was Lairgren, and Deoch was his wife,
this was the coming together of the Man from the North and the Woman from the South that Aoife had spoken of.
the feathers fell from their bodies and they became withered old people.
Mochaomhog baptised them as death was very close and Fionnuala bid him not to part them in death,
but to bury them together ; “ with Conn on my right side and Fiachra on my left and Aodh before my face, between my arms.”
For throughout their troubled lives, Fionnuala had held her brothers together and protected them, as she would now do in death.
And so they died, were buried on Inis Glora and a stone was put over them and their names were written in Ogham.
Children of Lir Round Four Swan Domed Brooch
This sterling silver four swans brooch represents grace and beauty. Domed shaped - a stunning elegant piece. Diameter of swans 35mm Weight of brooch 7.3g
Children of Lir Elegant Swan Brooch
I love this Children of Lir Elegant Swan brooch!! One of the signature pieces from the collection, this brooch is so versatile and chic!! Looks great whatever way it's worn. Length 72...
Children of Lir Four Swan Brooch
This Sterling Silver Children of Lir Four Swan Brooch is beautiful and intricate! The four swan necks swirl around each other and meet together at the top, echoing the swirling...
Children Of Lir Three Swan Brooch
Sometimes I'm asked for just 3 swans, as lots of people have 3 children, so I put together this timeless eye catching Children of Lir Three Swan Brooch. Triangular in...
Children of Lir Forever Brooch
Swans pair for years, sometimes for a lifetime. A perfect fit, two swans together forever brooch in sterling silver, is just gorgeous as a statement brooch on a plain dress...
Circular Swan Brooch
This striking Sterling Silver Circular Swan brooch is domed shaped. It represents grace and beauty just like the Swan. Also available in a pendant.
Children of Lir Entwined Twin Brooch
Swans pair for years, sometimes for a lifetime. This classic entwined twin brooch made from sterling silver is perfect addition for any lady. Length 32mm Width 30mm Weight 10g There...