Singer Sibéal Ní Chasaide brings a soulful Irish poem to life
The song is a poem written by Padraic Pearse in Gaelic. Pearse was a writer and activist in Ireland’s attempt to gain independence from Britain and a member of the 1916 Easter Rising. In the poem, Pearse personifies Ireland as an old woman whose glory is a thing of the past and who has been sold by her own children. The song evokes the kind of sorrow and longing with which the poem was written.
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