Lá an Dreoilín

Wren Day                       (Lá an Dreoilín)

Here’s a story for ye all
of drink and talk and fun
the craic and music on the Wran
travelling the roads of west Kerry

Jayney, what a circus
15 of us on a little trailer
choked, dirty with tractorsmoke
porter spilling at each pothole!

From Bhaile na hAbha and Bhaile na Rátha,
Gleann Loic, Gleann Mór and an Ceathrú,
from every corner, in masks & rags
the crowd came to go on the Wran

Then into Kruger’s the “local boozer”,
with guitars &fiddles & boxes
banging bodhráns,singing songs
some dancing, some drinking.

We drove along looking for a drop
in every pub in Ballyferriter;
Fionntrá, Ceanntrá, all over the World, briefly,
then back again to gentle Dunquin