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Origin: Meeting of the Waters (Thomas Moore)

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GUEST,radriano 05 Apr 00 - 03:07 PM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 05 Apr 00 - 03:12 PM
GUEST,radriano 05 Apr 00 - 04:01 PM
GUEST,Paddy(1) 05 Apr 00 - 08:40 PM
GUEST,radriano 06 Apr 00 - 12:14 PM
GUEST,radriano 06 Apr 00 - 12:34 PM
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Subject: Background info on Meeting of the Waters
From: GUEST,radriano
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 03:07 PM

Hi, it's me again.

There was a previous thread about this song but it didn't give me the information I wanted.

Anyone out there (like Martin Ryan, maybe, hint hint)know if it is the Avonbeg and Avonmore rivers that are the theme of this Thomas Moore song?

radriano


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Subject: RE: Background info on Meeting of the Waters
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 03:12 PM

Hi Richard!

My copy of the Davy Hammond centenary selection from MOore says it's the Avon and the Avoca. I don't have a map of Wicklow to hand. Mind you, I remember being there in my Boy Scout days!

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Subject: RE: Background info on Meeting of the Waters
From: GUEST,radriano
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 04:01 PM

Thanks, Martin!

radriano


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Subject: RE: Background info on Meeting of the Waters
From: GUEST,Paddy(1)
Date: 05 Apr 00 - 08:40 PM

Radriano

The following is some more information about "The Meetings of the Waters"

This beautiful valley is situated three miles north of Avoca.The confluence of the Avon Mor and Avonbeg is - where the two rivers, as Moore puts it, meet "like a storm" beneath the shadow of the wooded heights of Kilcarra and Ballyarthur. The location is marked by the remains of what is said to be Thomas Moore's tree and riverside park.

or alternatively

Going south from Rathdrum, the Avonmore and Avonbeg Rivers join to form the Avoca River, about 3 miles (5 km) north of Avoca village; this is the famous Meeting of the Waters. Overlooking the scene is Castle Howard, from its imposing position on a cliff over the river's eastern bank. Nearby is Tom Moore's tree, where the poet is said to have spent long hours in contemplation. Now it is a stark skeleton, railed off to save it from souvenir-hunters. The Vale of Avoca is especially lovely in late spring, when drifts of white blossom from the wild cherry trees show bright against the green foliage. On either side of the valley the ground rises in little hills, culminating on the western side in a background of mountains. In the valley are valuable deposits of pyrites which were known in pre-Christian times; they contain ores of copper, lead, zinc and sulphur (no longer mined).

In Avoca village a weaving centre is open to the public; its products are internationally renowned.

As a matter of interest, Avoca is better known these days as Ballykissangel (sic) because the TV programme of that name is produced there.

If you put "Avoca Ireland" in any Browser search you will get more information

It is a beautiful area of our little island and one which holds precious memories

Paddy(1)


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Subject: RE: Background info on Meeting of the Waters
From: GUEST,radriano
Date: 06 Apr 00 - 12:14 PM

Thank you, thank you, Paddy(1)!

Regards,
radriano


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Subject: RE: Background info on Meeting of the Waters
From: GUEST,radriano
Date: 06 Apr 00 - 12:34 PM

I am gathering this information for a CD I'm producing of my former band Out of the Rain. I'd like very much to acknowledge those who provided me with song information. To avoid posting personal information at the Mudcat site please contact me at radriano@consrv.ca.gov

radriano


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Subject: RE: Background info on Meeting of the Waters
From: GUEST,Paddy(1)
Date: 06 Apr 00 - 05:34 PM

Radriano

The info is available on the web. That's where I got those paragraphs.

No thanks required

"Try Here"

Paddy(1)


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Subject: RE: Background info on Meeting of the Waters
From: GUEST,Paddy(1)
Date: 06 Apr 00 - 05:47 PM

Radriano

The info is available on the web. That's where I got those paragraphs.

No thanks required.

"Try Here"

Paddy(1)
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