Men of the West/ Fir an Iarthair

On the Saturday before Christmas Diarmuid sang two songs in honour of the 2 county teams who were going to play the All Ireland SFC final later on the day.

The first song was a few verses merging the lyrics of “Men of the West” by Dublin man William Rooney (1990?) with an Irish translation by Conchúr Mag Uidhir about the last United Men uprising in 1798, which had the participation of a small force of French troops under General Humbert (there was no uprising in Dublin that year). Mag Uidhir won a prize for the translation at the Feis Ceoil i gCo.Mhuigheo in 1903 and W.A Sheehan won a gold medal for the singing of the same song in English there too that year.

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