Deirdre(redirected from The Exile of the Sons of Uisnech)
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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
Deir•dre(ˈdɪər drə, -dri)
Irish Legend. the wife of Naoise, who killed herself after her husband was murdered by his uncle, King Conchobar.