NIGHTBRINGER | The Arthurian Encyclopedia

Fenise of Ireland

In Durmart le Gallois, the Queen of Ireland, Sir Durmart fell in love with her after hearing of her great beauty. At the city of Landoc, Durmart won a sparrowhawk tournament and presented the prize to Fenise without knowing her identity.

Durmart’s opponent in the tournament, Nogant, later besieged Fenise in her castle at Limerick, but Durmart arrived and saved her. Fenise and Durmart were married.

Durmart le Gallois | Early 13th century