Fionnuala, Aodh, Fiachra and Conn were the children of Lir and his wife Aoibh.  In this Irish legend the children became victims in a tale of family jealousy and intrigue and by a magic spell were turned into swans destined to spend 300 years on each of three lakes.  The legend continues to the conclusion of that 900 year confinement; but suffice with this photograph to sample an imagined moment on one of those lakes.

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