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Thread #77129   Message #1372802
Posted By: Pauline L
06-Jan-05 - 01:41 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Castle of Dromore
Subject: RE: Origins: Castle of Dromore
I just read the earlier thread, cited by Malcolm Douglas, above, and it's fascinating. However, no one has explained the verse:

Take no ill wind to hinder us my helples babe and me
Dread spirit of the Blackwater, Clan Owen's wild Banshee
And Holy Mary Pitying Us
In Heaven for grace doth sue

Regardless of the identity of the "dread spirit of the Blackwater, Clan Owen's wild Banshee," I don't understand the sense of this verse. The religious meaning eludes me. Can anyone explain it?