Magically transformed into four white swans by a jealous stepmother, the children of the ancient Irish King Lir were banished to spend 300 years on Lake Derravaradh, 300 years on the Sea of Moyle and 300 years on Inis Glora. However, the queen left them with their human voices and people came from miles around to hear the beautiful singing of the swans.
When the spell was finally lifted, the Children found themselves old and frail, with death close at hand. Their final wish was that they be baptised and buried as they had sheltered during their years of hardship - Aodh resting at the bosom of Fionnuala, with Fiacra and Conn sheltered on either side within her embrace.
This haunting legend has been a powerful inspiration to us in the transformation of gold and silver into the beautiful spellbound pieces found in our Children of Lir Collection.
Irish artist and sculptress, Elena Brennan, has designed this unique range of jewellery. Each piece is individually handcrafted in Ireland.