Tyrone and Fermanagh Sayings

AuthorJohn Johnson Marshall
Date1924
SourcePopular Rhymes and Sayings of Ireland
Section Chapter VI

The Counties of Tyrone and Fermanagh are coupled in the sayings:—

“Tyrone among the bushes,

Fermanagh among the rushes.”

Another droll saying regarding Tyrone is:—

“Sweet Tyrone you’re far from home,

With barley on your broth.”

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Contents Popular Rhymes and Sayings of Ireland
CategorySocial History

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