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Posted By: cujimmy
11-Mar-00 - 08:17 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Fields of Athenry (Pete St.John)
Subject: RE: Fields of Athenry
I read an artcal by Pete ST John about the song a few months ago in The Celtic View ( magazine of Glasgow Celtic football club ) where he said that 3 ship loads of inedible corn were anchored off the south coast of Ireland and that some starving people tried to swim over and steal some of it, they were caught, charged and then punnished by Transportation.