Mudcat Café message #429476 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2053   Message #429476
Posted By: GUEST,Whistleworks
30-Mar-01 - 03:34 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Fields of Athenry
Subject: RE: Fields of Athenry
This absolutely happened. I was sitting next to a very heavily perfumed woman on an Aer Lingus A-320 at Shannon which was preparing to take off to Dublin. She chatted continuously about everything under the sun, as she was a self-proclaimed expert on Ireland. As the plane taxied into position on the runway, you could see purple clover growing along the side of the runway. She saw this and gasped "Look...it's the fields of athenry...it grows wild most everywhere in Ireland". And that's that.

Bob Pegritz