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Thread #49752   Message #1879017
Posted By: GUEST,Thomas
08-Nov-06 - 08:35 AM
Thread Name: Help: Suvla and Sud-al-Bar
Subject: RE: Help: Suvla and Sud-al-Bar
Another song called "Foggy Dew" has been attributed to Peadar Kearney- who also wrote "Amhrán na bhFiann" ("Soldier's Song"), the national anthem of the Republic of Ireland- and to Canon Charles O'Neill, with no side providing better sources to actual authorship than the other. This song chronicles the Easter Uprising of 1916, and encourages Irishmen to fight for the cause of Ireland, rather than as cannon fodder for the British, as so many young men were doing in World War I.