By Killarney's lakes and fells


By Killarney’s lakes and fells
Emeralds Isle and winding bays
Mountain paths and woodland dells
Memory ever fondly strays
Bounteous nature loves all lands
Beauty wanders everywhere
Footprints leave on many strands
But her home is surely there
Angels fold their wings and rest
In that Eden of the West
Beauty’s home, Killarney
Heaven’s reflex, Killarney

No place else can charm the eye
With such bright and varied tints
Every rock that you pass by
Verdure broiders or besprints.
Virgin there the green grass grows
Every morn Spring’s natal day
Bright hued berries daff the snows
Smiling winters’ frown away
Angels often pausing there
Doubt if Eden were more fair
Beauty’s home, Killarney
Heaven’s reflex, Killarney

Kerry 1

Songs of Kerry


Lyrics by E. Falconer (Edmund O’Rourke) from “Innisfallen” (1813-1879)
Melody by Michael William Balfe (1808-1870)

Clip – Reg Keating