The Parting Glass

In memory of my Father Rowland Blennerhassett, a true Gentleman.

This short music video is in memory of my late Father Rowland Blennerhassett from Sligo, who used to tell me a story as a child about our ancestor Harman Blennerhassett, a member of the United Irishmen who fled from Ireland after the failed 1798 rebellion and settled on Blennerhassett Island in the Ohio river near Parkersburg, West Virginia in the USA. It was a dream of his to visit the island which was sadly never realised in his lifetime. He was a great traveller and tourist and I think “The Parting Glass” by Robert Burns is a fitting tribute to him.

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