Galway Bay


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Driving through an area in Dublin (Ohio) with streets named after Irish places the other day, I passed a street called ‘Gullway Bay’. There are no gulls in Dublin, Ohio, although there are many in Galway, Ireland.
‘Gullway’ had the sound of an Old English kenning about it.
It prompted me to look up Dolores Keane’s rendition of Galway Bay (scroll down to see the clip).
(A brief flirtation with Google tells me that there are other Gullway Bays out there.)
(p.s. OK, OK .. I was thinking that there were no seagulls in Dublin, Ohio, but it has been pointed out to me that (i) you do occasionally see gulls here, and that (ii) apparently to the birder there is no such thing as a seagull as such.)


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