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GUEST,Annraoi Navan - Gaelic singing group (34) RE: Navan - Gaelic singing group 19 Nov 01

I contacted "Navan" some time ago and thought their arrangements very tasteful indeed. Their adherence to Ulster Irish (self-confessed) lead me to conclude that they took their name from "Eamhain Mhacha" in Co. Armagh. I feel that any attempts to equate this with "Navan" in Co. Meath is mischievous at best, and stemming from ignorance at worst.
The two Anglicised forms derive from totally different Irish originals. The Meath comes from "An Uaimh" (Genitive "na hUamhan", Dative an Uamhain) while the Ulster form is from "(an) Eamhain (Mhacha).
Despite the fulminations of Mikey joe, I'd be inclined to accept the group's own opinion.
BTW, girls, keep up the music. Begrudgers are legion and not worth worrying about.
You have one fan in me, at any rate !!

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