The Children of Lir

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The 'Oidhe Chlann Lir' or 'The Fate of the Children of Lir' is one of Ireland's most famous and popular legends. The story is closely associated with Lough Derravaragh in Co. Westmeath.

Based in ancient Ireland, this tale is part of a saga that is generally called 'Tri Truagha na Scealaidheachta', or 'The Three Sorrows of Storytelling'. The other two stories are 'The Exile of the Children of Uisneach' and 'The Faith of the Children of Tuireann'.

It is an ancient tale of good and evil, with a few magical twists. Read on to find out about the fate of the Children of Lir.