Irish Myths & Legends in a Nutshell

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The Children of Lir Publisher's Summary

"A simple, informative and engaging way of learning about some of history's most exciting tales."

"The In a Nutshell series is a wonderful way to introduce children to some of Ireland's best-loved myths and legends, it's a history lesson, yes, but a fun, colourful one, and the witty tone means it will appeal to mums and dads too. Highly recommended (Mothers & Babies Magazine, Irish Independent

The four children of King Lir are happy when their father marries again. Aoife, their new stepmother is very kind to them. But, in her heart, she is jealous of the children and uses her secret magic powers to cast a spell on them, changing them from children into swans. They spend long years on lonely lakes and frozen seas, until one day the spell is broken, and they are human again. Though everyone they loved is long gone, they know they are home at last.

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  • Book 1

    • The Children of Lir

    • Irish Myths & Legends in a Nutshell, Book 1
    • By: Ann Carroll
    • Narrated by: Emma Thorpe
    • Length: 11 mins
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    The four children of King Lir are happy when their father marries again. Aoife, their new stepmother is very kind to them. But, in her heart, she is jealous of the children and uses her secret magic powers to cast a spell on them, changing them from children into swans. They spend long years on lonely lakes and frozen seas, until one day the spell is broken, and they are human again. Though everyone they loved is long gone, they know they are home at last. 

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    How Cúchulain Got His Name audiobook cover art
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    The Story of Saint Patrick audiobook cover art
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    The Salmon of Knowledge audiobook cover art
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    The Story of Newgrange audiobook cover art
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    The Story of The Giant's Causeway audiobook cover art
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    Granuaile The Pirate Queen audiobook cover art
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    Oisin and Tir Na nOg audiobook cover art
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    The Story of Brian Boru: The Battle of Clontarf audiobook cover art
    • The Story of Brian Boru: The Battle of Clontarf

    • By: Ann Carroll
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    Deirdre Of The Sorrows audiobook cover art
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    Heroes of the Red Branch Knights audiobook cover art
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    The Adventures of the Fianna audiobook cover art
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    The Adventures of Maebh: The Warrior Queen audiobook cover art
    • The Adventures of Maebh: The Warrior Queen

    • By: Ann Carroll
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  • Book 14

    Diarmuid And Gráinne And The Vengeance Of Fionn audiobook cover art
    • Diarmuid And Gráinne And The Vengeance Of Fionn

    • By: Ann Carroll
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    Saint Brigid the Fearless audiobook cover art
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    The Vikings In Ireland audiobook cover art
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    Journey into the Unknown: The Story of Saint Brendan audiobook cover art
    • Journey into the Unknown: The Story of Saint Brendan

    • By: Ann Carroll
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    The Story Of Tara audiobook cover art
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    Niall of the Nine Hostages audiobook cover art
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    The Magical Story of the Tuatha Dé Danann audiobook cover art
    • The Magical Story of the Tuatha Dé Danann

    • By: Ann Carroll
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