We Are The Migrants Of Duhallow

We are the migrants of Duhallow from our first homes far away
In Britain and Countries of Europe, South America, Canada and the U S of A
Australia, New Zealand and Asia and Countries in Africa as well
Of our journeys that took us from Ireland we have our own stories to tell

We are the migrants of Duhallow from Kilcorney, Nad and Boherbue
Rockchapel, Meelin and Newmarket and Dromtarriffe and Derrinagree
And Lyre, Banteer and Castlemagner, Kilbrin and Freemount of music and song
We may live far from the shores of Hibernia but our bond to Duhallow remains strong

We are the migrants of Duhallow of Tullylease, Kanturk and Millstreet
In every City of the World one of us you are likely to meet
Of Ballydesmond, Kiskeam and Rathcoole and Cullen and high Knocknagree
With wonderful views of Sliabh Luachra into east Kerry beyond Rathmore far as the eyes do see

For us the migrants of Duhallow it should not be hard to understand
That we do love our first homeplaces even more than we love Cork and Ireland
The accent that we were born into on our journeys with us came along
And though we live far from the Boggeraghs our links to the past remains strong.


“We Are The Migrants Of Duhallow” is by Francis Duggan


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