Many of you will not have heard of Thom Moore who died recently. He was an American singer songwriter who moved to Ireland in 1974. In 1994 he released a song called “Gorgeous & Bright”. The song makes reference to Ballybay and Lough Egish. The first verse goes:

Monaghan was frozen

Snow fell night and day;

Lighter hearts who’d chosen to

set out from Ballybay.

We meant to find Lough Egish

but the world was dazzled white;

A fire was lit we drank a bit

and home before the night.

A full version of the song is available on you tube:

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