The Surprising History of The Children of Lir

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The mythical world, beautiful storytelling and devastating conclusion of The Fate of the Children of Lir has left its mark on all who have heard through the years.

But even one of Ireland’s best known legends has a few surprises left in store…

Read the Podcast Script

 

Sources and Further Reading

The Fate of the Children of Lir (Oidhe Chloinne Lir)

Preface to Oidhe Chloinne Lir by Richard O’Duffy and Brian O’Looney, Society for the Preservation of the Irish Language

The Religious Significance of Oidhe Chloinne Lir by Caoimhe Breatnach

Ireland’s Birds: Myths Legends and Folklore by Niall Mac Coitir

 

Other Swan Tales Mentioned

 

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