Saturday 8 May 2010
Tune of the Day: The Cliffs of Doneen
Traditional Irish song
This Irish song was made famous back in the early seventies by folk singer Christy Moore.
You may travel far far from your own native land,
Far away o'er the mountains, far a-way o'er the foam,
But of all the fine places that I've ever been
Sure there's none can compare with the cliffs of Doneen.
But where are the “cliffs of Doneen”? Because the song refers to several locations in County Clare, Ireland, most people assume that the cliffs of Doneen are in County Clare. However, opinions differ greatly on this subject. Some people even think that such a place doesn't exist at all!