Diarmuid and Gráinne Figures
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One of the great Romantic legends of Ireland is that of Diarmuid & Grainne, similar to the Legends of King Arthur and the romance between his wife Guinevere and right hand man Sir Lancelot.
Gráinne, was the most beautiful woman in Ireland, she was also the daughter of Cormac MacAirt, the High King of Ireland. Gráinne was courted by Ireland’s most eligible, Princes and Chieftains, including the now ageing chief Fionn MacCool, who wanted the young maid as his second wife. He asked her to marry him, she agreed and a great feast was set up to celebrate the newly engaged couple. But on that night Gráinne met Diarmuid, one of Fionn’s best warriors and it was love at first sight! Gráinne was prepared to go to any lengths to get her man and drugged the entire party, apart from Diarmuid. With Diarmuid all to herself, Gráinne confessed her love for him, but Diarmuid backed off, as he was loyal to his leader Fionn. But Gráinne wasn’t taking no for an answer, so she put a spell on him and he fell in love with her.
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