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37893Re: shamrocks from heaven (Emerald green 37874)

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  • emeraldgreen3
    Jan 3, 2009
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      i stand corrected, The Lake Isle of Inishfree by Oliver Dixon Set in
      Lough Gill, the much-hyped subject of a poem by WB Yeats.
      --- In ticket2write@yahoogroups.com, "wings081" <wings081@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi Emerald Green.
      > Re. "Unfortunately Innisfree does not exist"
      > Holy Mackerel! Whatever next. Are you also going to tell me there
      are
      > no such little people as Leprechauns or there is no Father
      Christmas?
      >
      > I cannot raise your profile to discover your gender but believe
      > me,and I'm sure many of the natives of County Sligo:
      > Innisfree does exist. It is a small island in the middle of Lough
      > Gill in County Sligo.
      >
      > If I were a priest of the Catholic persuasion, I would now insist
      > your pennance should be twenty 'Hail Marys' and spend an hour
      kissing
      > the Blarney Stone.
      >
      > For heavens sake, I sincerely hope our Suzianne has missed your
      > reference to the non-existence of Innisfree.
      >
      > Now be a good lad or lassie and submit your humble apology before
      > there is another mass exodus of my Irish friends from Ireland in
      your
      > direction, all carrying blackthorn shillelaghs.
      >
      > As always
      >
      > Wings
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In ticket2write@yahoogroups.com, "emeraldgreen3"
      > <emeraldgreen3@> wrote:
      > >
      > > The quiet man was made in the village of cong in county mayo and
      > > attracts many tourist from usa,i was there myself some months
      > > back.the village is in a beautiful setting, unfortunately
      innisfree
      > > does not exist --- In
      > > ticket2write@yahoogroups.com, "wings081" <wings081@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Dear Suzi
      > > >
      > > > I am surprised no member has taken me to task over the theme
      tune
      > > > of "The Quiet Man"
      > > > It was not "The Wild Clonial Boy" as I wrote but "The Isle of
      > > > Innisfree" by W B Yeats while living in London, as the lyrics
      > > > hereunder:
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Isle of Innisfree
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > I've met some folks who say that I'm a dreamer
      > > > And I've no doubt there's truth in what they say,
      > > > But sure a body's bound to be a dreamer
      > > > When all the things he loves are far away
      > > > And precious things are dreams unto an exile
      > > > They take him o'er the land across the sea
      > > > Especially when it happens he's an exile
      > > > From that dear lovely Isle of Innisfree.
      > > >
      > > > And when the moonlight peeps across the rooftops
      > > > Of this great city, wondrous tho' it be
      > > > I scarcely feel its wonder or its laughter
      > > > I'm once again back home in Innisfree
      > > >
      > > > And when the moonlight peeps across the rooftops
      > > > Of this great city wondrous though it be
      > > > I scarcely feel its wonder or its laughter
      > > > I'm once again back home in Innisfree.
      > > > I wander o'er green hills through dreamy valleys
      > > > And find a peace no other land could know
      > > > I hear the birds make music fit for angels
      > > > And watch the rivers laugh as they flow.
      > > >
      > > > But dreams don't last, though dreams are not forgotten
      > > > And soon I'm back to stern reality
      > > > But though they pave the footpaths here with gold-dust
      > > > I still would choose my Isle of Innsifree.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > There you go young lady, another song with which to entertain
      > your
      > > in-
      > > > laws and outlaws
      > > >
      > > > As ever
      > > >
      > > > Wings
      > > >
      > > > Ps. I still prefer Donahue over Duggan for the WCB and believe
      it
      > > was
      > > > changed to comply with poetic metre.
      > > >
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      > > >
      > > >
      > > > --- In ticket2write@yahoogroups.com, "Susan Donahue"
      > > > <suzianne411@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > Dear Wings...Thank you for this information. It should make
      > > great
      > > > > conversation with the inlaws and outlaws - I am looking
      forward
      > > to
      > > > it.
      > > > >
      > > > > Suzianne...The wild irish rose among the Donahues
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > --- In ticket2write@yahoogroups.com, "wings081" <wings081@>
      > wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Dear Suzi
      > > > > > Re: "Castle Donahue" That ancient pile may not be a figment
      > of
      > > > your
      > > > > > imagination. Could it possibly be Castelemaine in County
      > Kerry,
      > > > the
      > > > > > birthplace of The Wild Colonial Boy, Jack Donahue, the
      > criminal
      > > > who
      > > > > > was transported to Australia, where he continued his life
      of
      > > > crime
      > > > > > until recaptured.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > By coincidence my family, on my mother's side, owned a
      castle
      > > in
      > > > > > Ireland, The name of which has escaped me. My ancestor,
      > Edward
      > > > > Royle,
      > > > > > the castle owner, was kicked out of Ireland an had his
      > property
      > > > > > seized for changing his religion.(I believe from Catholic
      to
      > > > > > Protestant.)
      > > > > > He eventually became the high sheriff of Sheffield, my
      > Mother's
      > > > > > birthplace. I remember, as a child, meeting one of Edward
      > > > Royale's
      > > > > > descendants, Also named Edward Royle who was a master
      tailor
      > > and
      > > > > made
      > > > > > me a suit.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > I'm sure you are familiar with the song: Wild Colonial Boy,
      > but
      > > > for
      > > > > > the benefit of others who may not have seen John Wayne's
      > > > film: "The
      > > > > > Quiet Man" I reproduce the words below.
      > > > > > Although the song names him as Duggan I believe it must
      have
      > > been
      > > > > > changed from Donahue.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > All together now. Sing up.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > As ever
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Wings
      > > > > >
      > > > > > There was a wild colonial boy, Jack Duggan was his name
      > > > > > He was born and raised in Ireland, in a place called
      > Castlemaine
      > > > > > He was his father's only son, his mother's pride and joy
      > > > > > And dearly did his parents love the wild colonial boy
      > > > > >
      > > > > > At the early age of sixteen years he left his native home
      > > > > > And to Australia's sunny shore, he was inclined to roam
      > > > > > He robbed the rich, he helped the poor, he shot James
      MacEvoy
      > > > > > A terror to Australia was, the wild colonial boy
      > > > > >
      > > > > > One morning on the prairie, as Jack he rode along
      > > > > > A-listening to the mocking bird, a-singing a cheerful song
      > > > > > Up stepped a band of troopers: Kelly, Davis and Fitzroy
      > > > > > They all set out to capture him, the wild colonial boy
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Surrender now, Jack Duggan, for you see we're three to one
      > > > > > Surrender in the King's high name, you are a plundering son
      > > > > > Jack drew two pistols from his belt, he proudly waved them
      > high
      > > > > > I'll fight, but not surrender, said the wild colonial boy
      > > > > >
      > > > > > He fired a shot at Kelly, which brought him to the ground
      > > > > > And turning round to Davis, he received a fatal wound
      > > > > > A bullet pierced his proud young heart, from the pistol of
      > > Fitzroy
      > > > > > And that was how they captured him, the wild colonial boy
      > > > > >
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      > > > > > --- In ticket2write@yahoogroups.com, "Susan Donahue"
      > > > > > <suzianne411@> wrote:
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Thank you for this...It is charming and makes me long for
      a
      > > > > quiet
      > > > > > > fireside evening at Castle Donahue, a place that only
      > exists
      > > in
      > > > > my
      > > > > > > imagination, but a lovely place, indeed.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Suzianne
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > --- In ticket2write@yahoogroups.com, "emeraldgreen3"
      > > > > > > <emeraldgreen3@> wrote:
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > Shamrocks from heaven
      > > > > > > > A falling snow on Christmas Eve
      > > > > > > > the world has never seen
      > > > > > > > the colour white no more to be
      > > > > > > > had turned the colour green
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > the three-leaf clover flakes of snow
      > > > > > > > saint Patrick's gift to all
      > > > > > > > his floating shamrocks heaven sent
      > > > > > > > send Christmas dreams for all
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > the angels sweet they sing aloud
      > > > > > > > in Celtic melody
      > > > > > > > and as they do the snow of dreams
      > > > > > > > fall soft for all to see
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > the wishing of the blarney stone
      > > > > > > > sends Santa on his way
      > > > > > > > the Irish luck that fills his sack
      > > > > > > > to you he brings next day
      > > > > > > > enjoy this Irish Yule time treat
      > > > > > > > with lots of Christmas cheer
      > > > > > > > and the reason why we celebrate
      > > > > > > > A special birth is near
      > > > > > > > Maurice Ferris
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
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