"But beyond the hill that was once the capital of the north there is a little grove of trees surrounding a sparkling pool. And it is said that the pool sprung from the tears shed by Deirdre for Naise and his brothers..." ---From Deirdre and the Sons of Usnach (The Third Sorrow of Irish Storytelling) by Michael Scott A painting for greenfroggies on DeviantART for winning first place with her entry for my Drawing the Names of Galway contest. She requested a painting depicting Deirdre, who was the most beautiful woman in the world, mourning over the death of her beloved Naoise. Some versions of the legend say that two trees grew from where they were buried, intertwining. Others state that a grove grows from where Naoise and his brothers lie, and one single weeping willow stands over the grave of Deirdre. This piece is a union between both legends, using a bit of artistic license as well. 9X12 inches, watercolor.