The Celtic Lovers
Diarmuid & Grainne
Grainne was betrothed to Fionn Mac Cumhail, but at the feast
before their wedding she fell in love with Diarmuid.
She cast a spell over the party and placed a gease on Diarmuid
to run away with her. When Fionn awoke he vowed that the two lovers
would never be allowed to sleep for two consecutive nights under the
After pursuing the couple for sixteen years, Fionn finally made his peace
with them. They set up home near him at Tara and had four sons and a
Whilst out hunting Diarmuid was wounded by a wild boar, Fionn refused to give
him a sip of a healing drink.
Diarmuid subsequently died and Grainne swore revenge. Fionn however began
to woo her and she eventually agreed to become his wife
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