Children of Lir…..an Irish story.
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Children of Lir is a tragic story. Lir was a famous Irish Chieftain whose wife died after giving him a daughter and three sons. He then married his dead wife's evil half-sister. She cast a spell on the children turning them into beautiful white swans, destined to spend nine hundred years in exile. Three hundred of these years passed here, on the Waters of Moyle, and the birds' lonely cries were heard about the bay. Finally, their sentence expired and they changed instantly into old people. Old and weak, they were baptised together and died together. There is a local belief that it was to a little port on the Sea of Moyle that the children returned when their ordeal was over.
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