Amhrán na bhFiann – Irish National Anthem

Amhrán na bhFiann



The Soldier’s Song is the National Anthem of Ireland. It was written in 1907 by Peadar Kearney, an uncle of Brendan Behan, but was not widely known until it was sung both at the GPO during the Easter Rising of 1916 and later at various camps where republicans were interned. Soon after, it was adopted as the Irish National Anthem, replacing God Save Ireland. The second and third verses are hardly ever sung at occasions such a football matches – in fact the chorus itself is sometimes sung on it’s own. 








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