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GUEST,Donal Lyr Add: Barnagh Hill (from Andy Irvine) (8) Lyr Add: BARNAGH HILL (from Andy Irvine) 17 Nov 03

I would very much appreciate some help with the placenames in this song. It is a transcription of Andy Irvine's version and I can't find the lyrics in any of the usual places.
Thanks in advance,

Oh do my eyes deceive me, or is it all a dream,
The Golden Vale of Limerick in it's coat of verdant green.
A rarer sight was never seen, nor surely never will,
All the Golden Vale of Limerick, you can view from Barnagh Hill.

When standing on the summit, of that ancient place around,
You can view each town and city, far better than a map.
Newcastle West before me lies, ? Street and Waylen's/Whelan's Mill,
You can view them all from Curtin's ?, at the top of Barnagh Hill.

You can view the river Shannon, and the hills far off in Clare,
Rathkeale, Croagh, and Patrickswell, and lovely sweet Adare.
Askeaton, Ardagh, Abbeyfeale, Ashford and Charleville,
You can view them all from Curtin's ?, at the top of Barnagh Hill.

To the right is Ballingarry, 'tis the chief town of the plain,
Where oft the lord of ? the stately deer has slain.
Where heroic men in days of yore, they showed their power and skill,
Let my burial place be Monagale at the foot of Barnagh Hill

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