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Thread #10531   Message #822429
Posted By: GUEST,Philippa
09-Nov-02 - 05:55 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: For Ireland I'd Not Tell Her Name
Subject: RE: For Ireland I'd Not Tell Her Name
"Ar Éirinn ní 'neosainn cé hí!" is one of the lyrics published in Tomás Ó Conceanáinn. "Nua-dhuanaire III" (Dublin, 1981). The source given is E. Walsh, "Irish Popular Songs" (Dublin, 1847) and Ó Conceanáinn quotes a report from "Duanaire Gaedhilge I" (Dublin,circa 1921):"Walsh says the name of the author is unknown, but he was likely a native of Kerry, as the song was very popular there, Tradition attributes it to a young man who fell in love with his brother's affianced bride. Dr. Joyce quotes O'Curry's authority for the statement that the song was written about 1810 by Finneen, or Florence, Scannell, a Kerry schoolmaster."