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Location: County Carlow



CHORUS

Óro, Ár gcultúr gleoite, (our beautiful culture)

Óro, our culture’s growing,

Óro, ár gcultúr beomhar, (our living culture)

Alive and beo in Carlow. (well)

They tried to take our…

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Author: D. Barron
Air: Táim i mo Shuí

Táim i mo Shuí: I am sitting. The pace and complexity of our modern world is often too much for us. The distress and strain of life fragments our sense of wellbeingng; our human nature is dismembered. We…

The Boatmen That Are Gone, Tony Malone.MP3
Location: West Carlow, Barrow The title says it all: looking back at a way of life and of work that are gone, the Barrow boys are no more. The author, Kit Ennis, was a lock keeper at Tinnahinch lock (Graiguenamanagh) in the 1920s.

Martyrdom of Kevin Barry, MCN, Paddy Lawless.MP3
Location: Carlow County
Another song in praise of Kevin Barry, written by MCN of Borris

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You ask me why some people try to be better than the rest
When underneath the fancy clothes we’re all the same undressed;
Big house or farm or costly car, that’s what we call success:
True values lost, and at what cost, in the rat race of…

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Theme: Patriotism, hero, One of a number of songs and poems in honour of Kevin Barry. This version was written by L. McGowan while interned in 1921

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Theme: Fun, with a glimpse of life in the past. Song for fun written by John Hayden telling of the Carlow Farmer's Ball.

Air: MacNamara's Ball

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Location: Carlow south
A famous traditional hero-song written about the 1798 Rebellion. Cornwall was a magistrate based in Myshall.
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