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Shaun Wall (Seán de Bhál as gaeilge)

My original [Norman] ancestor Jean Du Val, lackey of Richard (Strongbow) de Clare, built Kilcash prior to 1200. I like the Irish poem which I learned to sing as a boy. I note with interest that your version has EXACTLY the same typographical error as most internet references. Only a native speaker (yes I am) would notice though so thanks for a nice article and piccies.


You're lucky you're a native speaker! My grandparents were Munster Gaelic speakers who immigrated to the U.S. and my father was interested only in being 100% American.

Would you mind sending me the correct version? I'd appreciate it. We probably all got it from the same book. Go raibh maith agat!

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