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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Released: 16th August 2008, 30m
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The Children of Lir
The Statue of the Children of Lir in the Garden of Remembrance, Dublin
Names Used in this Story
Listed in order of appearance
For more information about the 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
Listener Feedback & Comments
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Sources used in this Episode
Joseph Jacobs. Celtic Fairy Tales. Based on P.W. Joyce's version in Old Celtic Romances.
The Children of Lir by Cruachan
The Children of Lir, poem by "A.E."
Old Celtic Romances, P W Joyce
The Children of Lir, Legendary Fictions of the Ancient Celts, Patrick Kennedy
And, of course, the Awen - inspiration and imagination!
For voice acting:
Edward, our son, as the Kings of the Tuatha de Danaad
Matt Howard, as the Sons of Lir
For incidental music:
Teresa Doyle Gabham Molta Bhride (Ode to Brigid) . See the Contributor Page page for details.
Diane Arkenstone The Secret Garden. See the Contributor Page for details.
Kim Robertson, Angels in Disguise, All or None. See the Contributor Page for details.
Jigger Time Ticks Away. See the Contributor Page for details.
For our Theme Music
The Skylark and Haghole, the brilliant Culann's Hounds. See their Contributor page for details.
Extra Special Thanks for Unrestricted Access to Wonderful Music
(in Alphabetic order)
Anne Roos Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of her masterful music to Anne Roos. You can find out more about Anne on her website or on her Contributor Page.
Caera Extra Special thanks go for permission to any of her evocative harping and Gaelic singing to Caera. You can find out more about Caera on her website or on her Contributor Page.
Celia Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of her wonderful music to Celia Farran. You can find out more about Celia on her website or on her Contributor Page.
Damh the Bard Extra Special thanks go to Damh the Bard for his permission to use any of his music on the Show. You can find out more about Damh (Dave) on his website or on his Contributor page.
The Dolmen Extra Special thanks also go to The Dolmen, for their permission to use any of their fantastic Celtic Folk/Rock music on the Show. You can find out more about The Dolmen on their website or on our Contributor Page.
Keltoria Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of their inspired music to Keltoria. You can find out more about Keltoria on their website or on their Contributor Page.
Kevin Skinner Extra Special thanks go for permission to use any of his superb music to Kevin Skinner. You can find out more about Kevin on his website or on his Contributor Page.
Phil Thornton Extra Special Thanks go for permission to use any of his astounding ambient music to the Sonic Sorcerer himself, Phil Thornton. You can find out more about Phil on his website or on his Contributor Page.
S.J. Tucker Extra Special thanks go to Sooj for her permission to use any of her superb music. You can find out more about Sooj on her website or on her Contributor Page.
Spiral Dance Extra Special thanks go for permission to use Adrienne and the band to use any of their music in the show. You can find out more about Spiral Dance on their website or on their Contributor Page.
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