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Thread #2053   Message #427519
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
28-Mar-01 - 10:40 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Fields of Athenry
Subject: RE: Fields of Athenry
John: if you read the rest of this thread and follow up some of the links given, you'll find that your question has been quite comprehensively dealt with already, at any rate so far as has been possible.  The site you mention gives no provenance for the "original" text, and presumably got it from either Lesley Nelson's site (from which it has now been removed as of dubious authenticity) or from the original newsgroup posting referred to above.  John Moulden is an expert in his field, and in the absence of new, proven information, his comments should be taken as definitive.

Malcolm