Fainní Duilleain - Fanny Dillon

Dillon Family Crest
Dillon Family Crest

Fanny (Frances) Dillon was the daughter of Captain Gerald Dillon of Mannin, near Ballyhaunis, County Mayo who died in 1720. She was the wife of James Betagh.

Má fiafraighthear dhíot cia rachad, triallfaidh mé go Manainn,
Féachaint ar an ainnir is aoibhne ar bith cáil,
Far atá an óigbhean Fainidhe, inghin deise Gearailt,
Planda is binne, ghrine, is deise do na mnáibh.

'Sé shíleas gach mbíon tíre agus talmhan
Nuair naach mbíon dá gar go bhfuighe siad an bás;
Riast, tráth théid dá tathuidhe éirigheann a gcroidhe 's a n-aigneadh,
Is deir siad liom do phreib go mbíonn siad uile slán.

                            Vivace

Notations: Carolan, the Life and Times of a Irish Harper by Donal O'Sullivan Rutledge 1959 Vol 2 pg 35-6 No 56.
Compliments of Vivian and Jack Hennessey, IrishPage.com 2006
For phonetics consult the pocket dictionary Fóclóir Póca.

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