The Dubliners and the Clancy Brothers recorded excellent versions and helped to make the song popular all over again in the folk revival of the 1950s and 60s. Here are The Dubliners live at Vicar Street.
Here are The Clancy Brothers.
Later, bands like the Dropkick Murphys brought the song to a new generation of Irish music fans. Here they are on St. Patrick’s Day 2001, Boston
The High Kings perform Finnegan’s Wake on during their US spring tour 2011.
People with Irish roots have a great opportunity to start searching their family history for free thanks to ancestry.ie who have made more than ten million records available online. The family tree website has published Catholic Parish Registers dating from 1655 all the way up to 1915. Find out more.
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Great fun - A bride and groom treated their guests to a session of traditional Irish dancing for their first dance as a marriage couple during their wedding reception. Check out the video here.
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‘If weather forecasters were more honest’ - a hilarious video imagines what Irish weather forecast would sound like if the presenter was a bit less cheerful and a bit more honest. Find out more.