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  Llewellyn Encyclopedia: Celtic Religion
The Fenian cycle is made up of stories about the Fenians (or Fianna), warrior-bands of Old Ireland, centers around the famous "Finn" of Finn Mac Cumhail.
The Fenians were so skilled in the magical arts of poetry and fighting that they seem to have been a combination of warriors and Druids, with the Druidic freedom to move from one tribal territory to another.
Another Fenian story, late in the tradition, is called Oisín in Tir na nÓg, and is about Finn Mac Cumhail’s son Oisín (Usheen) ("little deer"), who was invited and brought to the Otherworld.
www.llewellynencyclopedia.com /article/187   (2101 words)

  
 The Fenians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It had its roots in both the United States and Ireland and was popularly known as The Fenian Movement, in honour of the Fianna, the ancient Irish warriors.
It has been suggested that the threat of the Fenians was a major cause for the union of provinces into the confederation that became Canada.
While the Fenian Brotherhoods did not actually achieve their goal of a Free Ireland, they did successfully pass the flame of liberty to the next generation.
www.irishclans.com /articles/fenians.html   (912 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Charles Joseph Kickham
He was the son of John Kickham, a wealthy draper of Mullinahone, and Anne O'Mahony, lovingly described in his novel "Sally Cavanagh", a kinswoman of the Fenian chief, John O'Mahony.
He joined the Fenians about 1860, and was appointed one of the editors of "The Irish People", the organ of the Fenian Party, along with John O'Leary and T. Luby.
Arrested at Fairfield House, Sandymount, Dublin, 11 Mar., 1865, he was tried for treason felony at Dublin, 5 Jan., 1866, and sentenced by Judge Keogh to fourteen years' penal servitude.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/16049b.htm   (705 words)

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