1: In the
Aoibhinn bheith í mBeann Éadair;
Fíorbhinn bheith ós a bhán mhuir.
Cnoc lánmhar, longmhar, líonmhar;
Beann fhíonmhar, fhonnmhar, ághmhar.
2: Phonetic sounding
ee-ving veh e meow'n ay-dir;
fear-ving veh oh's ah vawn vuir.
b'auw'n ee-un-vor,auw'n-vor áugh-vor.
'So pleasing here in Ben Eadair;
Truly enchanting o'er its white sea.
Bountiful hill, of sailing ships, of plenty;
Ben of good wine, of song, of brave deeds.
Old Gaelic poem singing the praises of Howth, said to come from the
ancient Irish warriors known as the Fíanna (soldiers) dating about 200 A.D.
Beann (Ben) Éadair
na Dair (Hill of the Oak);
now known as Howth Hill - Howth is derived from Viking word Haven ~safe haven or harbour.
Updated September 15, 2008
Howth-Sutton Lions Club