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The Irish Rover by The Dubliners

The Irish Rover is one of those tunes that, when your Da or your uncle starts singing at a good ole hooley, like after a wedding, seems to last forever.All the while you are left standing there tapping your foot and pretending you know the words, wishing for the whole thing to hurry up and finish so you can get to the bar for another pint.

The Irish Rover Song Lyrics

On the Fourth of July 1806we set sail from the sweet cove of CorkWe were sailing away with a cargo of bricksfor the grand City Hall in New YorkTwas a wonderful craft, she was rigged fore and aftand oh, how the wild wind drove herShe stood several blasts,she had twenty-seven mastsand they called her the Irish RoverWe had one million bags of the best Sligo rags,we had two million barrels of stoneWe had three million sides of ole blind horses hides,we had four million barrels of bonesWe had five million hogs, and six million dogs,seven million barrels of porterWe had eight million bails of old nanny-goats’ tailsin the hold of the Irish Rover.There was awl Mickey Coote who played hard on his flutewhen the ladies lined up for a setHe was tootlin’ with skill for each sparkling quadrille,though the dancers were fluther’d and betWith his smart witty talk, he was cock of the walkand he rolled the dames under and overThey all knew at a glance when he took up his stancethat he sailed in the Irish RoverThere was Barney McGee from the banks of the Lee,there was Hogan from County TyroneThere was Johnny McGurk who was scared stiff of workand a man from Westmeath called MaloneThere was Slugger O’Toole who was drunk as a ruleand Fighting Bill Treacy from DoverAnd your man, Mike McCann from the banks of the Bannwas the skipper on the Irish RoverWe had sailed seven years when the measles broke outand the ship lost it’s way in the fogAnd that whale of a crew was reduced down to two,just meself and the Captain’s old dogThen the ship struck a rock,Oh Lord! what a shock,the bulkhead was turned right overTurned nine times around and the poor old dog was drownedI’m the last of the Irish Rover.

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Danny Boy or The Londonderry Air

When my Auntie Agnes used to sing Danny Boy – Ireland’s favourite song, whether love or death – it never failed to bring a tear to me eye. Yes, I swear, her voice really was that rough.This version of the beautiful tune is sung by the tenor voice of Michael Londra. It is set to a background of splendid scenery from Ireland.

The Lyrics That Are Set To The Londonderry Air

Verse 1Oh Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling From glen to glen, and down the mountainside. The summer’s gone, and all the flowers are dying. ‘Tis you, ’tis you must go and I must bide.

Verse 2

But come ye back when summer’s in the meadow Or when the valley’s hushed and white with snow, ‘Tis I’ll be there in sunshine or in shadow. Oh Danny Boy, Oh Danny Boy, I love you so.

Verse 3

And if ye come, when all the flowers are dying And I am dead, as dead I well may be. Ye’ll come and find the place where I am lying And kneel and say an “Ave” there for me.

Verse 4

And I shall hear, though soft you tread above me, And all my dreams will warmer, sweeter be, If you’ll not fail to tell me that you love me, I’ll simply sleep in peace until you come to me.

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Whether your views are positive or negative doesn’t matter and are welcomed in order to help other visitors make an informed descision about their visit to Northern Ireland.

An example remark made about “The Union Jack Shop, Belfast”

As an American visiting Ulster for business I found that the Shankill Road had some of the most genuine people!The Union Jack shop had lots of history that you dont hear in America. Our group purchased several boxes full of items, and shipped back to our main office in Washington D.C. We also purchased a few flags for the local lads to hang along the road. It looked nice seeing “Old Glory” hanging next to the Israel flag and the Red Hand Flag!I think anyone would enjoy their visit to the shop, (especially AMERICANS) highly recommend!

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Cynthia Lyrics – Horse It Into Ya!

‘Horse It Into Ya Cynthia Lyrics’ video to sing along to.

Traditional Irish ‘Horse It Into Ya Cynthia Lyrics’

ChorusHorse it into ya Cynthia, fer yer the girl for me, yer the finest looking filly that I did ever see, yer the onions in me burger, yer the sugar in me tea, so horse it into ya Cynthia fer yer the girl fer me.

Verse 1

I saw her in the bar room in the town of Kilshamuch. She was sitting at the counter knocking double vodkas back, she wore a low cut Gansey and a skirt above her knee, says I, horse it into ya Cynthia, fer yer the girl fer me.

Chorus

Verse 2

When I ask her what are you having, well you should of heard her shout, I’ll have another double vodka and another pint of stout and a bag or cheese and onion and then I’ll have a pee, says I, so horse it into ya Cynthia fer yer the girl fer me.

Chorus

Verse 3

There never was a woman that could better fill the gloves, you should see her biceps bulging when she’s milking my old cows. She could shovel dung for Ireland and sure you’d all agree, so horse it in to ya Cynthia fer yer the girl fer me.

Chorus

Verse 4

Now we’re 40 years together and wer living on me farm and I never have to worry about how she’ll keep me warm. She still wears the low cut Gansey and her skirt above her knee, so horse it in to ya Cynthia fer yer the girl fer me.

Chorus

So horse it into ya Cynthia fer yer a fine looking woman, yeah!

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Glenariff Forest Park – Queen Of The Glens, Waterfalls, Camping, Restaurants

Glenariff Forest Park is a beautiful and scenic area, situated in County Antrim. The forest park is part of the famous nine ‘Glens of Antrim’.Glenariff is known as the ‘Queen of the Glens’ and you can see why when you visit. It is considered by many people to be the most beautiful Glen of all. The forest park has three spectacular waterfalls. You can see them by following the marked trails within the forest.There are four trails in total, each varying in distance and scenery. The longest walk is approx. 5miles. It is not suitable for childrens pushchairs and proper walking footwear should be worn as there are quite steep steps on route.The whole area around the forest has now been combined to form a larger park. It includes Glenariff Forest, Parkmore Forest and several small lakes and recreation areas. Most of the area is being used for planting of new trees.

Within a short walking distance from the forest, there are caravan and camping facilities. I have camped there myself and must say it was an enjoyable experience to get up early in the morning and see all kinds of wildlife roaming freely and undisturbed.

Enjoy Some Light Refreshment…

You have to pay to park your car in the main forest carpark. If this puts you off visiting or you’re only going to have a look at the stunning waterfalls, then you should park at Laragh Lodge. It’s right in the heart of the forest.

Laragh Lodge – Pub, Restaurant and B&B

Laragh Lodge is an exclusive licensed restaurant and pub with a warm and friendly atmosphere. It’s surrounded by beautiful scenic forest walks and magnificent waterfalls.

Their carpark is free and it’s a great place to have lunch or a few drinks after your ramble in the forest. You can find Laragh Lodge by driving about two miles past the main forest entrance. Their entrance is on the right and is signposted.Are you visiting Glenariff on holiday? This is a great place to spend a few nights.You are right in the heart of County Antrim which has the best tourist attractions in Northern Ireland and some would argue the best attractions in the whole island of Ireland.You are only a short drive from the Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge and the world famous Bushmills Distillery.If you are looking for somewhere nice to stay with the freedom to come and go as you please, I fully recommend Callisnagh House & Cottage.With many great facilities in the area such as fishing, horse riding and golfing, you are only ten minutes walking distance from the scenic forest park walks, beautiful waterfalls and Laragh Lodge restaurant.

Callisnagh House & Cottage

Spacious 4*, fully furnished and equipped, self catering family accommodation that comfortably sleeps six persons.

This is the main waterfall at Glenariff Forest Park. I took this photograph for my Digital Photography website to explain how to photograph waterfalls. I like the way the water has a lovely silky effect on it. 98 Glenariff Road, Ballymena, BT44 0QX

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Whiskey In The Jar

The Dubliners – Whiskey In The Jar

Traditional Irish Lyrics

Verse 1As I was going over the far famed Kerry mountainsI met with captain Farrell and his money he was counting.I first produced my pistol, and then produced my rapier.Said stand and deliver, for I am a bold deceiver,

Chorus

musha ring dumma do damma dawhack for the daddy ‘olwhack for the daddy ‘olthere’s whiskey in the jar

Verse 2

I counted out his money, and it made a pretty penny.I put it in my pocket and I took it home to Jenny.She said and she swore, that she never would deceive me,but the devil take the women, for they never can be easy

Chorus

Verse 3

I went into my chamber, all for to take a slumber,I dreamt of gold and jewels and for sure it was no wonder.But Jenny took my charges and she filled them up with water,Then sent for captain Farrel to be ready for the slaughter.

Chorus

Verse 4

It was early in the morning, as I rose up for travel,The guards were all around me and likewise captain Farrel.I first produced my pistol, for she stole away my rapier,But I couldn’t shoot the water so a prisoner I was taken.

Chorus

Verse 5

If anyone can aid me, it’s my brother in the army,If I can find his station down in Cork or in Killarney.And if he’ll come and save me, we’ll go roving near Kilkenny,And I swear he’ll treat me better than me darling sportling Jenny

Chorus

Verse 6

Now some men take delight in the drinking and the roving,But others take delight in the gambling and the smoking.But I take delight in the juice of the barley,And courting pretty fair maids in the morning bright and early

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