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The Adventures of Connla the Fair: Eachtra Chonlae Choím Maic Cuind Chétchaithaig
A woman dressed in beautiful clothes appeared to Connla, son of King Conn of the Hundred Battles. Only he could see her, but everyone else could hear her. The druid Corann cast a spell to send her away, but the fairy threw Connla an apple before leaving. He ate the enchanted fruit and the apple regenerated so that however much he ate it was replaced. At the end of the month the woman re-appeared and invited him to come with her to the Land of Promise, a place where only women live. “In the strange world of the sidh, which is underground or over the sea”. Connla left his father and sailed away in the faerie’s glass boat never to be seen again. (22, 24)
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