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That ireland which we dreamed of— Comely maidens quote — Eamon de Valera

Eamon de Valera actually never said the phrase "comely maidens dancing at the crossroads" though this phrase attributed to him in the St Patricks Day speech is by now iconic. They are dancing allright... but not in the way he could ever have thought!

Eamon de Valera actually never said the phrase “comely maidens dancing at the crossroads” though this phrase attributed to him in the St Patricks Day speech is by now iconic. They are dancing allright… but not in the way he could ever have thought!