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    The High Deeds of Fionn

    Síle Ní Mhurchú
    The High Deeds of Fionn
    The historical institution of the ‘fían’, on which the Fianna tales are based, provided an outlet for young free-born men, allowing them to improve their hunting and fighting skills. It was, however, seen by the church as a disruptive force, given to robbery and plundering.