This is one of my favorite songs about Ireland and we are a few days away from St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick was probably an ass hole. He supposedly ran the snakes out of Ireland, but there really never were any snakes there. He may have run the various pagan religions out, which is probably how he got to be a saint. He lived about the fifth century. There have been intense political struggles there during the last century. They also had the armed struggle of the IRA.
While most people celebrate with green shamrocks, the better symbol is the starry plough (see picture below). And James Connolly, who is in the picture, is one of the most famous of Irish revolutionaries.