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Diarmuid and Grainne Escape


Diarmuid and Grainne Escape is an oil painting based on a Celtic tale from Irish mythology by Irish artist KT McCaffrey.

“After the death of his wife Manissa, Finn Mac Cumhail sought the hand of King Cormac Mac Art’s young and beautiful daughter, Grainne …”

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Painting Dimensions:
This painting measures approximately 60 cm width X 80 cm height.

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Diarmuid and Grainne Escape Celtic Painting

Diarmuid and Grainne

After the death of his wife Manissa, Finn Mac Cumhail sought the hand of King Cormac Mac Art’s young and beautiful daughter, Grainne.

The King agreed to the match and invited Finn and his warriors to a feast in Tara.

But, when Grainne saw Finn, who was older than her own father, she felt nothing for him.

Instead Grainne became captivated by one of Finn’s warriors, a handsome young man named Diarmuid.

He returned her love but was torn between his desire for Grainne and his oath of honour to Finn.

The lovers ran away, pursued by Finn.

For sixteen years Diarmuid and Grainne traveled the length and breath of Ireland before finally settling down in Sligo with a son and daughter. 

To make amends, Diarmuid invited Finn to join him in a wild boar hunt on the slopes of Ben Bulben.

During the hunt, the boar attacked Diarmuid, mortally wounding him. He implored Finn, who had the gift of healing to cure him.

Finn remembered how Diarmuid had stole Grainne from him, could not blot out his hatred and allowed Diarmuid to die.

Diarmuid and Grainne Escape, Celtic Painting

Artist: KT McCaffrey

Artwork details:

Diarmuid and Grainne Escape is an oil on canvas original based upon tales of Irish Folklore by KT McCaffrey.

Artwork Dimensions:

The artwork measures 60 cm width by 80 cm height on a stretched canvas.


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artist KT McCaffrey

Artist: KT McCaffrey

KT McCaffrey is an Irish artist with a great interest in Ireland’s cultural and storytelling heritage. He studied graphic design at the National College of Art in Dublin.

KT McCaffrey lives in Dunshaughlin, County Meath, near Dublin. The artist likes to surround himself with everything he loves in life. He has a great passion for Irish literature, music, Celtic Folklore and the beauty of the Irish countryside.

KT McCaffrey blends all this to create his own style of art. KT has great respect for the Irish stained-glass artist Harry Clarke. Harry’s style is visible in many of KT’s paintings. The artist has created more than 80 oil on canvas paintings. Every brushstroke creates a rich composition with strong color contrasts, illustration and patterns.

Many of KT’s paintings capture a moment in time through the art of storytelling.  These paintings showcase scenes from Ireland’s tales of Folklore and Mythology.

For a more in depth look at KT McCaffrey’s journey as an artist, check out our blog post detailing his career.

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KT McCaffrey




Oil on Canvas




60cm X 80cm approx (width X height)

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