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Thread #13212   Message #119490
Posted By: Antaine
30-Sep-99 - 05:01 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Anach Cuain / Anach Cuan
Subject: RE: anach cuain
Eanach Dhúin

A quote from the Connaught Journal Thursday 4th September 1828:

"It is with unaffected sorrow we have to record a most distressing circumstance which took place this day, by which it is supposed that at least 19 unhappy fellow creatures perished. An old row boat in a rotten and leaky condition, started from Annaghdown, early in the morning, a distance from Galway, up Lough Corrib, of about eight miles, having it is calculated, about 31 persons on board, who were coming to the fair in Galway; the boat and passengers proceeded without obstruction, until they arrived opposite Bushypark, within two miles of Galway, when she suddenly went down, and all on board perished, except twelve persons, who were fortunately rescued from their perilous situation by another boat."

Go dtuga Dia solas na bhFlaitheas dóibh.

See 10 eight-line verses on P.134 of Ciarán Ó Coigligh's great book on the songs of Antaine Ó Reachtabhraigh entitled "Raiftearaí Amhráin agus Dánta".

Pubished by: An Clóchomhar Teo., Dublin, 1987.

This is an excellent book which includes 51 songs by Raiftearaí.

Essential reference work on this great poet, so many of whose songs are sung to this day.

Copious notes and research included. The book is written in Irish.