Friday, October 24, 2008

Offaly in Song!

The town of Birr, Diane's and my past and future temporary home in Ireland, is in County Offaly. County Offaly, I'm sure, is the least known of the Republic's 26 to Americans, so you can imagine our delight when our friend Lucile alerted us to this traditional ballad in which Offaly is mentioned in the first verse:

Oh, and the other stuff in it is pretty cool, too, truth be said.


Xtreme English said...

ha...i found the comment thingy! it does not appear on the daily broadcast of posts on my dashboard (argh...blogtalk!). it does appear on original posts, however.

anyway, thanks...and have a grand weekend! m.e.

Nostalgic for the Pleistocene said...

This is wonderful! 8~)