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Posted By: GUEST,Philippa
19-Apr-03 - 08:20 AM
Thread Name: Help!Irish:Flower of Baile-anagurr?
Subject: RE: Help!Irish:Flower of Ballinagar
regarding ""Béal Átha na gCarr", Douglas Hyde wrote in his notes to "Love Songs of Connacht":
"The song of the the Coolun is generally associated with Belanagare, in Roscommon, from the first verse, which usually runs "I mBeul-Áth-na-gCarr atá an stáidbhean bhreágh mhodhamhail", but my enquiries on the spot have elicited nothing to throw light upon it, nor does the song seem well known in the vicinity, so I fancy it must have originated in some other place of the same name."

perhaps it was the Béal Átha na gCarr, Ballinagar, of County Offally?