Like all great romantic cultures Irish lore is peppered with stories of forbidden love. Grainne was betrothed to Fionn MacCumhaill after his wife died. On meeting the much aged warrior, older than her father, she fell for the younger warrior Diarmuid and so begins their flight across Ireland with Fionn MacCumhaill in pursuit. Fionn in later years mellowed and invited Diarmuid to hunt on the slopes of Benbulben. However as prophecised Diarmuid was fatally wounded by a wild boar. Ben Bulben is thought to be the final resting place of lovers Diarmuid and Grainne.