#1
There's a poem in a book of Irish poetry I have, by Alfred Perceval Graves, but there are a few Gaelic words, and I can't find them on a Google search. I've tried using Gaelic Google, but no luck. Could anyone here help me?

A snippet of the poem:

Wood shamrocks, noineens from the lawn,
The drinaun dhun and canavaun;
Arbutus from Killarney's shore,
Bog myrtle, magical lusmore,
And, every blossom else above,
Dark Rosaleen's own rose of Love.


Also, does anyone know what the poem is called?

Thanks.
#2
Wood shamrocks, noineens as an lawn,
An drinaun dhun agus canavaun;
Arbutus as Killarney's shore,
Bog myrtle, magical lusmore,
Agus, gach blossom else above,
Dark Rosaleen's own rose ar grá.

I did what I could
#3
Wood shamrocks, wheat as an lawn,
An drinaun shut/barred and canavaun;
Arbutus as Killarney's shore,
Bog myrtle, magical lismore,
And, every blossom else above,
Dark Rosaleen's own rose of love.

Had a go.
Good Luck

Eoghan Mor

EDIT:

Drinaun Dhun is a place!
http://www.drinandun.co.uk/
What is this that stands before me?

Figure in black that points at me...


FUCKETH THINE SELF
Last edited by Argonaut at Sep 24, 2010,
#4
Thanks for your help guys - I found a poem later in the book called The Drynan Dun, which is translated in a footnote as Blackthorn. I thus figure them all to be plants, and a bit of research later:

Noineens = Daisies
Drinaun Dhun = Blackthorn
Canavaun = Mountain Cotton, Cottongrass, Cats-Tail
Lusmore = Foxglove

The book is about a hundred years old, and the poems are written or translated into the Hiberno-English of the day, which accounts for the difficulty, I think, but even still, I find different Irish spellings: Nóinín or Nóinean for example. :S

My thanks for your help, guys. I appreciate it.