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An Pluiméir Ceolmhar Lyr Add: An Bunnan Bui / The Yellow Bittern (36) RE: Lyr Add: An Bunnan Bui / The Yellow Bittern 02 Feb 11

A commlodious vicus of recirculation has brought me back to the Mudcat: at the approach of every 1 February, the words of "Coillte Mághach" spring to mind (Anois teacht an earraigh...) and today I looked up the text, most of which I had long forgotten.

Another poem part-remembered from my schooldays was "An Bunnán Buí", and when I googled it, this thread was one of the first to appear. The main reason why I remember it is that it's always been handy to be able to quote ancient poetry to justify having the odd drop.

The Wikipedia article pointed out by open mike suggests that the bird in the poem is not the ornighologists' yellow bittern, but a bit of googling came up with this recent item in the Irish Times.

And yup, after a few years of hectic activity, work has gonequiet again for me ;-)


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