Sterling silver Celtic earrings based on the story of the ‘Children of Lir’. Hand finished and hand polished in our Dublin design studio.
The Children of Lir Story
Once upon a time there lived a King named Lir. He lived in Ireland with his wife and four children. Fionnuala was the eldest of the four children. She had three brothers Aodh, Fiachra and Conn. They all lived in beautiful castle in the middle of a forest. When Lir’s wife died he and his children were very sad. Liar married again and his new wife was called Aoife. She was very jealous of Lir’s children and one day cast a spell over the children turning them instantly into four swans. The children were to spend 300 years in Lough Derravaragh, 300 years in the Sea of Moyle and 300 years in the waters of Irish Gloria. They were to remain as swans for 900 years until a Christian bell heralds a new age and then the children would be released from their spell. One day while on the waters of Irish Gloria, they heard the sound of a church bell and seeing a monk on the shoreline they told him their story. The monk blessed the four swans and they once again turned back into a beautiful young girl and three young handsome men. The all returned to their old home in Lough Derravaragh and from then on Fionnula, Aodh, Fiachra and Conn lived happily ever after.