Irish dating and wedding traditions

This is a great way to find out how to exactly pronounce female Irish names.

DESCRIPTION: From an old Irish word meaning “white,” the 6th century St.

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In legend, the golden-haired giantess Beibhinn sought sanctuary with Fionn Mac Cool (read the legend) so she would not have to marry the giant “Hugh The Splendid.” DESCRIPTION: blath means “flower, blossom.” In legend, Blaithnaid, the reluctant wife of Curai Mac Daire, loved Cuchulainn (read the legend), her husband’s rival.

She revealed the secret entrance to her husband’s fortress to him by milking her cow and letting the milk run down the hill into a stream.

DESCRIPTION: Dechtire was the sister of Conchubar and the mother of Cuchulainn (read the legend).

deich means ten and perhaps she was the tenth child.

DESCRIPTION: From aislinge which means “a vision” or “a dream,” Aisling is the name given to a popular poetic genre from the 17th and 18th centuries in which Ireland is personified as a beautiful woman in peril. DESCRIPTION: A blend of bean “woman, lady” and finn “fair, white” originally described Viking women.