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Thread #72825   Message #4086621
Posted By: mayomick
05-Jan-21 - 03:01 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Galway Shawl - author
Subject: RE: Origins: Galway Shawl - author
At six feet tall her father would have been something of a giant around the time the song was written - thus the mention in the song presumably.

Irish men in 1980 were an average of 8cm or almost three and a half inches taller than they were a century ago .The average Irish male born in 1980 was 1.76m tall (5ft 9ins).