The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77129   Message #1373666
Posted By: Pauline L
07-Jan-05 - 02:52 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Castle of Dromore
Subject: RE: Origins: Castle of Dromore
Thanks for the explanation of the dread spirits and Holy Mary. I remember reading that Christianity was established in Ireland long ago, but it did not displace beliefs in nature's spirits, hence churches with names like Our Lady of Name-of-Large-Stone-near-River. This helps give the song a traditional Irish feeling.