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 (dîr′drə, -drē)
A legendary princess of Ulster who eloped with her lover, Naoise, to escape marriage to King Conchobar. After the king murdered Naoise, she killed herself.


(European Myth & Legend) Irish myth a beautiful girl who was raised by Conchobar to be his wife but eloped with Naoise. When Conchobar treacherously killed Naoise she took her own life: often used to symbolize Ireland. See also Naoise


(ˈdɪər drə, -dri)

Irish Legend. the wife of Naoise, who killed herself after her husband was murdered by his uncle, King Conchobar.
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Either both parties would be introduced with the knowledge that they would never be able to be with each other, as was the case with Lancelot and Guinevere, or love would occur before sight, as between Derdriu and Noisiu.
Margaret Flaherty (Pegeen Mike) Derdriu Ring Shawn Keogh John Keating Michael James Flaherty Christopher Joseph James Jimmy Farrrell John Leighton Philly Cullen David Costelloe Christopher Mahon (Christy) Dara Coleman Widow Quin Aedin Moloney Old Mahon James Gale With: Laura James Flynn; Heather O'Neill; Clodagh Bowyer.
Nelson Nora Clitheroe Michelle O'Neill Bessie Burgess Rosaleen Linehan Jack Clitheroe Lee Mark Nelson Captain Brennan Bill McCallum Mollser Amanda Johnson, alternating with Elizabeth Peterson Bartender/ Corporal Stoddart Fiacre Douglas Rosie Redmond Derdriu Ring The Speaker/ Sergeant Tinley Anthony Ciaravino Lieutenant Langon Alex Podulke A Woman Marquetta Senters Seventy-four years removed, it's difficult to comprehend the violent reaction that attended the Abbey Theater premiere of O'Casey's "Dublin Trilogy." The tragicomic post-mortem of Yeats' "terrible beauty" remains piquant, certainly.