#02123
Song Of The Thirty-Two Counties
(The McNulty Family) video
#1462 YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

Here's to Donegal and her people brave and tall,
Here's to Antrim, to Leitrim and to Derry;
Here's to Cavan and to Louth,
here's to Carlow in the South,
Here's to Longford, to Waterford, and Kerry.

Then clink your glasses, clink,
'Tis a toast for all to drink;
And let every voice join in the chorus,
For Ireland is our home;
And wherever we may roam,
We'll be true to the dear land that bore us.

Here's to Tyrone, where O'Neill long held his own,
Here's to Monaghan, Fermanagh and Kildare, boys!
Here's to her whose stroke
broke the hated Penal yoke,
And you know that's the brave County Clare, boys.

Then clink your glasses, clink,
'Tis a toast for all to drink;
And let every voice join in the chorus,
For Ireland is our home;
And wherever we may roam,
We'll be true to the dear land that bore us.

Here's to Sligo and to Down,
and Armagh of old renown,
Here's to Kilkenny famed in story;
Here's to Wexford by the sea
that near set old Ireland free,
And here's to Royal Meath in all her glory.

Then clink your glasses, clink,
'Tis a toast for all to drink;
And let every voice join in the chorus,
For Ireland is our home;
And wherever we may roam,
We'll be true to the dear land that bore us.

Here's to Galway and Mayo
that never feared a foe,
Here's to Wicklow, its peaks and its passes;
Here's to Limerick, famed to all
for its well-defended wall,
And still more for the beauty of its lasses.

Then clink your glasses, clink,
'Tis a toast for all to drink;
And let every voice join in the chorus,
For Ireland is our home;
And wherever we may roam,
We'll be true to the dear land that bore us.

Here's to gallant Cork, the next county to New York,
Here's to Roscommon bright and airy;
Here's to Westmeath,
where a tyrant scarce can breathe,
And here's to unconquered Tipperary.

Then clink your glasses, clink,
'Tis a toast for all to drink;
And let every voice join in the chorus,
For Ireland is our home;
And wherever we may roam,
We'll be true to the dear land that bore us.

Queens County too we'll toast,
and Kings for both can boast,
They are spots the invaders got some trouble in!
And now to finish up, fill a bright and brimming cup,
And we'll drink, boys, to jolly little Dublin!

####.... T D Sullivan [1827-1914] ....####
The video above features a variant recorded by The McNulty Family who popularized this song in Newfoundland and Labrador (Decca Records, 1937 78rpm).

See more songs by The McNulty Family.

Born at Bantry in County Cork, Timothy Daniel Sullivan was an Irish nationalist, journalist, politician, and poet who wrote the Irish national hymn God Save Ireland in 1867. He was a member of the Home Rule League, supporting Charles Stewart Parnell in the 1880 general election, being "convinced that without self-government there could never be peace, prosperity or contentment in Ireland". He owned and edited a number of publications (The Nation, Dublin Weekly News, and Young Ireland). In December 1887, he published reports of meetings by the National League, for which he was convicted and imprisoned for two months under the Crimes Act. Sullivan also wrote the adopted anthem of the All-for Ireland League: All for Ireland ! One for all !. He was also Lord Mayor of Dublin in 1886 and 1887.


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