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Eileen a Riún – 1380

Western People 14th October, 1911 p.9 (abridged) Eileen-a-Riún (Eileen O secret) The song Eileen a Riún was written in 1380. Eileen Kavanagh of Polmonty Castle, County Wexford, was the loved one. The lover was Carrol O’Daly, the chief composer of Ireland at the time and Ollave of Corcomroe. Although so distinguished, O’Daly was not like … Continue reading

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