The Irish Hills and Lakes - Cnoic na hÉireann

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"Gougane Barra, ancient monastic site in West Cork"

On Tuesday, March 13, 2002, President Bush met with representatives of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in the East Room of the White House for an address. The president ended his remarks with this tribute:

May the Irish hills caress you;
may her lakes and rivers bless you;
may the luck of the Irish enfold you;
may the blessings of Patrick, behold you.

Go muirní cnoic na hÉireann thú.
Go mbeannaí a lochanna agus a haibhneacha thú.
Go dtimpeallaí an ádh Eireannach thú.
Go bhféacha tú beannachtaí Phádraig.

The author intentionally transposed words in the final English verse for the sake of rhyme. The line intends: May you behold the blessings of Patrick

Courtesy of Vivian and Jack
Aistrúchan le Seán ÓhAonasa
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IrishPage.com June 2002
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