Listen to Farewell My Own Dear Native Land
The Legend of Oisín and Niamh and the land of Tír na nÓg.
Oisín (pronounced Osheen) was the son of the legendary giant Finn McCool (who lies buried on the mountains in front of our house - see my post about Finn here). One day he was out hunting with his father and in the distance he saw the most beautiful woman he had ever seen sitting on a magnificent white horse and immediately fell in love with her.
|An Irish stamp depicting Oisin and Niamh|
Niamh said she had heard about this brave warrior, Oisín and asked him come with her and although he was torn to leave Ireland and his father and family, he had fallen in love with the beautiful woman and agreed to go with her.
|Legends are used widely as images in Ireland|
|Many publishers have stories |
for children of these legends
There are many great sites with legends of Ireland - I think Ireland of the Welcomes is lovely and has great information.
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