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 Sanctuary Pendant
Fionnuala was the only girl among the four Lir siblings ( Fionnuala, Conn, Aodh and Fiachra ) and it is said in the legends that she protected her brothers throughout...
Crusader's Children of Lir Cross
Sometimes I make up a bigger Children of Lir Cross, made from my small lacy swans, and it's gorgeous!! It reminds me of a Crusader's Cross that my mother had...
Circular Swan Pendant
This striking sterling silver swan pendant in sterling silver is domed shaped. It represents grace and beauty just like the Swan. Heavy hung on a 20" strong belcher chain gorgeous! Weight...
Dainty Children of Lir Sterling Silver Swan Pendant
The Dainty Children of Lir Swan Pendant shows a beautiful, delicate, slightly domed Sterling Silver swan piece on an 18" diamond cut trace chain. Matching ring and earrings are available...
Children of Lir Single Swan Pendant
Charming sterling silver single swan pendant. One of the first pieces that I created to represent the children of lir story. Elegant in it's simplicity! I love it!Comes on an 18" belcher chain. Length of swan...
Small Swan Children Of Lir Pendant
This sterling silver small swan pendant is part of the very popular 'Children Of Lir' collection. This beautiful small swan has a delicate quality about it and is hung on an...
Four Swan Lir Cross
Delightful sterling silver cross pendant with four swans as it's four arms, mirroring the four tragic children of King Lir who were turned into swans by their jealous step-mother. This...
Four Headed Children Of Lir Pendant
Beautiful large four headed 'Children Of Lir' Sterling Silver pendant.Hangs on an 18in sterling silver trace chain. The four necks swirl around each other without touching and meet at their beaks. Beautiful...
Children of Lir Sanctuary Locket Pendant
Swans represent beauty, grace love and dreams. This striking Children of Lir locket comes complete with a delicate 14ct yellow gold or a 10ct Rose gold heart nestled inside. ...
Children of Lir Heart Shaped Double Swan Pendant
This Children of Lir Heart Shaped Double Swan Pendant brings to life the story of the Children of Lir, who loved each other fiercely and kept each other alive throughout...
Children of Lir Double Swan Silver Pendant with Freshwater Pearl
This Children of Lir Double Swan Pendant is a charming piece of jewellery with a sterling silver split chain pendant and a beautiful drop Freshwater Pearl at its centre! Matching stud...
Children of Lir Three Swan Sterling Silver Pendant
This stunning three swan pendant, from the Children of Lir Collection, is triangular in shape and double sided. Beautiful piece, with each head nestled in the next one's feathers. Suspended...
Tiny Swan Pendant
Swan symbolism is associated with the virtues of purity, loyalty, unity, and love. This delicate Children of Lir pendant is handmade in sterling silver in our Cavan studio. There are matching...
Two Small Children of Lir Swans Pendant
Classic Children of Lir Sterling Silver pendant of two swans together forever. Swans are devoted to each other they stay together for life, so this could be perfect for a wedding...
Children of Lir Double Small Swan Pendant
Charming sterling silver split chain pendant. This chain can also be ordered with a drop pearl in the centre. Matching stud earrings available to complete the 4 swans of the...
Children of Lir Two Swans Together Forever Pendant
Different arrangement of the heartshaped double swan pendant. These swans just look so gorgeous sooo many different ways! All sterling silver on a 20" belcher chain. Earrings to match! Just...
Children of Lir Elegant Swan Pendant Sterling Silver with 14ct Gold Heart
The Children of Lir Elegant Swan Pendant is a statement piece that looks truly magnificent worn over a plain coloured garment. A gorgeous 14ct gold heart, is nestled in the center...
Forever Swan Pendant
Sometimes swans pair for a lifetime. This sterling silver Forever Swan Pendant shows two swans joined together in unity forever. It is a perfect gift for engagements or weddings as...
Children of Lir Loving Double Swan Pendant
The Children of Lir Loving Double Swan pendant is a favourite amongst my customers! My swans fit together in many ways, all very different from each other. Swans stay together...
Children of Lir Elegant Swan Pendant
This Elegant Swan Pendant is an exquisite statement piece that looks truly magnificent worn over a plain colour top or dress. Sterling silver beautiful swan, it comes on a 30"...
Children of Lir Swans Entwined Pendant
The sterling silver Children of Lir Swan Pendant is sure to catch your eye as the swans are intricately intertwined! Swan's are the symbols of love forever, from the ancient...