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Thread #22704   Message #3783198
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
03-Apr-16 - 10:36 PM
Thread Name: Groves of Boho
Subject: RE: Groves of Boho
Thanks for the tip, Guest. That sounds much better.

It's fun to look up Boho on Google maps. The names in the first few lines of the song are:

Sillie
Boho
Monea
Stratore
Carngreen
knockmore

You can find Boho and Monea on the map a few miles west of Enniskillen. To the south is Belmore, and I think 'Knockmore' is a corruption of that.

Does anybody know anything about Carngreen and Stratore?

Now, to go back to the first line of the song -

"when I was young my life was spent by sillies groves and streams."

I thought that might be "Scilly", but the Scilly Isles are far away, some in Cornwall and some in Surrey. There are two features on the map of Boho that have isles and streams, namely Lough Erne and Lough Macnean, but they don't scan. Unless Erne is pronounced Air-neh. But it's hard to understand how Erne could be corrupted to Sillie.

Any ideas?

I also looked up images of Boho and verified that there are trees in the vicinity.