Happy Valentine’s Day – The Persuit of Diarmuid and Grainne

💖Happy Valentine’s Day to you all💘

I hope you’re all getting some lovin’ today! In the spirit of all things #Grámochroí and true everlasting love, I thought I’d bring you something special.

In Grá mo Chroí, one of the stories I tell is about the fated love of Diarmuid and Grainne.

Grainne was destined to marry Fionn mac Cumhall, but he was old and grey. Instead, she fell in love with the young, darkly handsome and dashing Diarmuid.

Their story is full of great passion, love which lasts beyond the grave, hate and jealousy which leads a friend to kill, tragedy and deep sorrow.

It is a love story unlike any other love story as we know them, and told as only the Irish fili can tell. Please enjoy the lovely little film I have found telling this story.

If you follow this blog, you know how passionate I am about connecting with our ancient ancestors whom we hear so much about in Irish mythology. One of the ways I love to do this is by visiting the places associated with them.


Sheebeg, the mound of Grainne and Diarmuid's Grave

Sheebeg, the mound of Grainne and Diarmuid’s Grave


Diarmuid and Grainne went on the run so they could escape Fionn’s wrath and be together, never sleeping more than a night in one place.

Today, there are still so many places around Ireland named for their brief sojourn there. Their presence seems so ingrained into the landscape and the Irish psyche thousands of years later, it’s quite impossible to believe it’s just a story.

I think the foundations are rooted as deeply in truth as their final resting place is in Ireland’s soil.

Here is one of the places where they were said to have laid their heads.



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17 Comments on “Happy Valentine’s Day – The Persuit of Diarmuid and Grainne

  1. Yes, loved the animated story and the earthy Celtic mythology. Truths are sometime best told in story telling and have an amazing timeless power to them. Thanks to you, and to Roy, for this Valentines story. And that is quite the hike to get up to that cave!

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    • Thanks Bruce! Can certainly see why Diarmuid and Grainne felt safe up there… think they could see half of Ireland and anyone moving across it!

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