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Love vs. Honor: The Irish myth of Diarmuid’s betrayal - Iseult Gillespie

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Gráinne, princess of Tara and bride-to-be, was furious. She had thought she was betrothed to a young soldier, bold and brilliant enough to be her equal. Yet it soon became clear she was expected to marry Fionn, a warrior far past his prime. Not willing to suffer this insult, Gráinne decided that before the wedding she would exact her revenge. Iseult Gillespie shares the Irish myth of Fionn's fury.

Which of these obstacles did Fionn NOT send to obstruct the lovers:

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Iseult Gillespie
  • Director Efa Blosse-Mason
  • Narrator Jack Cutmore-Scott
  • Animator Efa Blosse-Mason, Paolo Russo
  • Composer Stephen LaRosa
  • Sound Designer Stephen LaRosa
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler

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