Deirdre


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Deirdre

(dâr`drə, dēr`–), beautiful heroine of Irish legend. A druid prophesied at her birth that she would bring great misfortunes. Deirdre, chosen to be the wife of Conchobar, king of Ulster, fell in love with Naoise, the son of Usnach, and fled with him and his two brothers to Scotland. After a long idyllic stay there, they were enticed into returning to Ireland by Conchobar, who then treacherously killed the sons of Usnach. Deirdre, her heart broken, died on her lover's grave. This legend was very popular with the writers of the Irish literary renaissance, notably Yeats, Synge, and James Stephens.

Deirdre

prophesied to become the most beautiful woman in Ireland. [Irish Legend: Benét, 259]

Deirdre

when Noisi is betrayed and slain, she kills herself. [Irish Legend: Benét, 259–260]
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It is,' says Deirdre, 'that Fergus comes unto us with a message of peace from Conor, for more sweet is not honey than the message of peace of the false man.
So although the heart of Deirdre was sad and heavy with foreboding of evil, they set sail for the land of Erin.
And the story tells how the boding sorrow that Deirdre felt fulfilled itself, and how they were betrayed, and how the brothers fought and died, and how Deirdre mourned until
In both The Tain and in Deirdre we find the love of fighting, the brave joy of the strong man when he finds a gallant foe.
30pm) ACCUSATIONS fly around at the Barlow household as everyone blames each other for the grief they caused Deirdre over the years.
THIS week viewers watched the Corrie cast struggle to come to terms with the death of much-loved Deirdre Barlow.
CORONATION Street favourite Deirdre Barlow will be laid to rest during sad scenes in Monday's episodes.
LIVERPOOL writer Jonathan Harvey has thanked Coronation Street viewers for their praise as fans said a tearful goodbye to Deirdre Barlow.
THE emotional on-screen funeral of Coronation Street legend Deirdre Barlow has been penned by a Welsh screenwriter who promises humour as well as sadness.
The 60-year-old actress, known to millions as Coronation Street's Deirdre Barlow for the last 42 years, had been off screen for a few months, following that infamous scene in which a fed-up Deidre hurled a trifle at the wall, yelling, "Jelly shouldn't run, it should wobble
The 60-yearold actress, known to millions as Coronation Street's Deirdre Barlow for the last 42 years, had been off screen for a few months, following that infamous scene in which a fed-up Deidre hurled a trifle at the wall, yelling, "Jelly shouldn't run, it should wobble