Olivia O'Leary on the Song of Amergin‘It’s a poem that sounds a deep echo with any of us born on this island.’

As heard on Drivetime

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Sometimes a song is enough. A song and a place. I was 14, in a proper Gaeltacht for the first time. Baile na Sceilige. Ballinskelligs in County Kerry. Inlander as I am, used to the gentle river valleys of home, I was stunned by the epic beauty of this place. But I was still resisting the actual Irish classes until the teacher taught us a local song. It …