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Thread #57991   Message #914977
Posted By: Eire-IN
20-Mar-03 - 08:59 PM
Thread Name: Origins: rathlin bog / Rattlin' Bog / Rattling Bog
Subject: RE: Origins: rathlin bog
Yes, I researched and had also found information on the island, but no reference to a bog on the island. However, it may be a given that there is one.

So what does the Irish adjective rattlin' mean?

I know that when the song is sung it sounds like and is probably written as Rattlin' Bog, but I thought that the island being Raithlin that the lyrics were just a slur