SeŠn ” Raghallaigh - John O'Reilly
O'Reilly Family Crest
There is not much doubt that the subject of this air is Conor O'Reilly of Ballinlough, Co. Westmeath. He seems to have given away the bride of the wedding of his niece Katherine O'More of Ballyna to Charles O'Donnell. Ballinlough Castle and demesne are in Co. Westmeath, close to Athboy and just over the border from Meath, about fifteen miles due north of Ballyna.
Notations are courtesy of Carolan, the Life and Times of an Irish Harper by Dónal O'Sullivan vol 1 Celtic Music Edition 1983.
Courtesy of Vivian and Jack Hennessey, IrishPage.com, 2005.
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