The Myths & Legends 'Children of Lir' Gold Layered Medal

A limited edition medal featuring the ancient Irish myth of King Lir, his four children and his powerful wife Aoife

The Myths & Legends 'Children of Lir' Gold Layered Medal

  • Layered in pure 24-carat Gold
  • Featuring digital printed artwork
  • Featuring one of the greatest myths and legends of Ireland
Single Available
€ 39.95

Order your Official Myths & Legends: Children of Lir Gold Layered Medal for just €39.95 today! (PLUS €3.95 P&P)

Many years ago in ancient Ireland, lived a King and ruler of the sea called Lir. He had a beautiful wife, called Eva, who gave him four children - eldest son Aodh, a daughter called Fionnula, and twin boys - Fiachra and Conn. When the children were young, their mother Eva died and the King went on to marry his late wife's sister Aoife, who it was said, possessed magical powers. 

At first, Aoife loved the children and Lir but she soon became very jealous of the time the King spent with his children as she wanted all of his time to herself. One day, she took the children to swim in a lake and when they entered the water, Aoife used her powers to cast a spell over the children which would turn them all into beautiful swans. She knew that if she killed the children, their ghosts would haunt her forever, so instead, she cast the spell forcing them to live as swans for 900 years - three hundred on Lake Derravaragh, three hundred on Straits of Moyle and three hundred more on the Isle of Inish Glora. The spell would only be broken when children heard the ringing of a bell and the arrival of St. Patrick in Ireland. 

The spell, however, did not take away the children's voices, and so it was that these beautiful four swans could sing and were able to tell their father what had happened to them. Lir, who had been searching for his children, came down to the lake and was told of the spell in this way. Enraged, he banished Aoife into the mist and she was never seen again. 

The legend and their names have lived on forever - for these were the children of Lir. 

You can own the Official Myths & Legends: Children of Lir Gold Layered Medal for just €39.95 (plus €3.95 P&P) today.

Rest assured, you have no further commitments, and your purchase is protected by The Dublin Mint Office's 14-day “no quibble” guarantee.

€ 39.95
Metal:
Cupronickel
Finish:
Layered in pure 24-carat Gold
Diameter:
39mm
Weight:
28g
Quality:
Brilliant Uncirculated
Year of Issue:
2019
Mintage Limit:
29,999

Order your Official Myths & Legends: Children of Lir Gold Layered Medal for just €39.95 today! (PLUS €3.95 P&P)

Many years ago in ancient Ireland, lived a King and ruler of the sea called Lir. He had a beautiful wife, called Eva, who gave him four children - eldest son Aodh, a daughter called Fionnula, and twin boys - Fiachra and Conn. When the children were young, their mother Eva died and the King went on to marry his late wife's sister Aoife, who it was said, possessed magical powers. 

At first, Aoife loved the children and Lir but she soon became very jealous of the time the King spent with his children as she wanted all of his time to herself. One day, she took the children to swim in a lake and when they entered the water, Aoife used her powers to cast a spell over the children which would turn them all into beautiful swans. She knew that if she killed the children, their ghosts would haunt her forever, so instead, she cast the spell forcing them to live as swans for 900 years - three hundred on Lake Derravaragh, three hundred on Straits of Moyle and three hundred more on the Isle of Inish Glora. The spell would only be broken when children heard the ringing of a bell and the arrival of St. Patrick in Ireland. 

The spell, however, did not take away the children's voices, and so it was that these beautiful four swans could sing and were able to tell their father what had happened to them. Lir, who had been searching for his children, came down to the lake and was told of the spell in this way. Enraged, he banished Aoife into the mist and she was never seen again. 

The legend and their names have lived on forever - for these were the children of Lir. 

You can own the Official Myths & Legends: Children of Lir Gold Layered Medal for just €39.95 (plus €3.95 P&P) today.

Rest assured, you have no further commitments, and your purchase is protected by The Dublin Mint Office's 14-day “no quibble” guarantee.

€ 39.95
Specifications
Metal:
Cupronickel
Finish:
Layered in pure 24-carat Gold
Diameter:
39mm
Weight:
28g
Quality:
Brilliant Uncirculated
Year of Issue:
2019
Mintage Limit:
29,999