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Muirne

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Name: Muirne 'of the white neck'/ Muirenn Munchaem/ Muireann Munchaomh/ Murna/ Morna/ Murine

 

Race: Tuatha de Danann & Fomorian

 

Father:  Tadg Mac Nuadha

 

Mother:  Ethnea Ni Bhaloir

 

Paternal Grandfather: Nuada

 

Maternal Grandfather: Balor of the Mighty Blows

 

Maternal Grandmother:  Ceithlenn

 

Half-Brother: Lugh Lámhfada

 

Sisters: Tuiren/Uirne  Bodhmall the Druidess

 

Husbands: Cumhal  King of Carraighe 

 

Son: Fionn Mac Cumhail 

 

Grandsons: Oisín Fiachna (son of Maighneis) Faolan 

Cairell

 

Grand-daughters: Cainche  Lugach

 

Great-Grandsons: Oscar Finn

 

Great-Grand-daughter: Blaithín

 

Associated Sites: Sliabh Bladhma (Slieve Bloom) Co. Offaly/Laois 

Almu (Hill of Allen, Co. Kildare)

Muirne was the mother of Fionn Mac Cumhail the legendary warrior of the Fianna.  Her husband Cumhail had been murdered by the family of Morna and therefore she feared for the safety of her son so she put him into the care of two women Liath Luachra and Bodhmall the old druidess who lived at Sliabh Bladhma.

Stories, Myths and legends associated with Muirne

The Cause of the Battle of Cnucha

The boyhood of Fionn Mac Cumhaill

The Coming of Finn

The Birth of Bran

Cat-Heads and Dog-Heads

The Death of Bran

 

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