Mudcat Café message #38179 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #6548   Message #38179
Posted By: Martin Ryan
15-Sep-98 - 04:28 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Avondale (Dominic Behan)
Subject: RE: Irish 'love affair' one century ago?
Parnell's full name was "Charles Stewart Parnell". A net-search on that produced a number of good sites including this one, on Avondale - his house in Wicklow, just south of Dublin:

http://www.wicklow.ie/tours/avondale.html

Regards

p.s. Behan appears to have "borrowed" (without attribution), the air of an Orange song called "The Orange Maid of Sligo" (see DT). I always wondered where the air came from - and why you never heard it used for anything else!