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King Lir and Eva had four children, Fionnuala, Aodh Fiachra and Conn. Poor Eva died, King Lir and the children were very sad. Lir married Eva's sister Aoife Aoife was jealous of Lir and his children. Aoife loved riches and gold, she was selfish
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Aoife was an evil, nasty woman. Aoife cast a spell on the children and changed them into swans. King Lir was heartbroken, he stayed beside the lake until he died. The children spent 300 years on Lake Derryvarra, 300 years on the Moyle and 300 years on Inis Glóire. The sound of a church bell changed the children back to humans again.