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Niamh Chinn Óir = Niamh of the Golden Hair

Niamh Chinn Óir = Niamh of the Golden Hair

Niamh was the fairy woman from the Land of Youth who lured Oisín, the son of Fionn, away from Ireland on a white horse. After a period of intense happiness with her there he got homesick for Ireland and Niamh allowed him borrow the white horse for a return journey. She warned him not to touch the soil of Ireland if he wished to return to her. The story of Oisín's return and the tragedy that befell him is to be found here in a version by Lady Gregory.

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Frank Brault17-Dec-2007 17:45
I love this picture. You beautifully captured the flow of her hair with wonderful color and highlights. An excellent composition. She looks like what I would imagine a fairy woman would look like - not having met one yet! :) V
Maaike Huizer10-Dec-2007 09:55
Beautiful shining hair. Gorgeous
j>a>e>17 :):):)10-Dec-2007 09:05
tir na nog guides are with me everyday & glad you have some tooo ahooooooo :):):)
Barbara Heide10-Dec-2007 07:07
wow! wonderful golden hair!
Ieke Vonk10-Dec-2007 06:37
Beautiful long hair
Sheila09-Dec-2007 23:37
Looks like an ad for Pantene :-) Gorgeous hair.
Phillip Normanton09-Dec-2007 21:58
I bet it takes some work to keep it looking so good. Very straight and shiny :)
Enny09-Dec-2007 20:35
wonderful golden hair, so jealous.
Stewart Mitchell09-Dec-2007 20:11
Ahh....the Silviklene sheen! Nicely lit and like the anonymous composition.
Johnny JAG09-Dec-2007 20:00
Beautiful hair.
laine8209-Dec-2007 19:53
She has lovely healthy hair !!