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Deirdre O’Donnell
Contemporary Jewellery
19 South Anne Street,
Dublin 2,

t: 00 353 1 244 4201
e: studio@deirdreodonnell.ie

"In the river Boyne there was a magic fish called the Salmon of Knowledge. It was said that the first person to taste it's flesh would be wiser than all other men! Finegas was a poet who lived near the River Boyne and had tried for seven years to catch the fish but he had no luck.

A young warrior named Fionn had come to live with Finegas, who was unaware of the legend. Then one morning, Fionn heard a shout and a mighty splash. Finegas had caught a salmon. 

Finegas told Fionn to cook it but warned Fionn not to eat the fish, not even a mouthful. Fionn cooked the salmon very carefully, but when he was turning it, the hot skin burned his thumb. He quickly put his thumb into his mouth to take away the pain.

When Fionn brought the fish to Finegas. The wise poet noticed there was something different about Fionn. “Have you eaten any of the salmon?” Finegas asked. Fionn told Finegas he hadn’t, but then he remembered he had burnt his thumb and put it in his mouth.

Finegas knew at once that Fionn now had the wisdom of the Salmon of knowledge. Legend has it that Fionn went on to become leader of the Fianna and the greatest warrior they had ever known."




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