Thomas Moore Tavern, Wexford

Thomas Moore Trad Night

Tonight is Trad night – Will Thomas Moore get a look in?

The renowned Irish Poet Thomas Moores’ parents once lived here (thus our name) and as tonight is Trad Night we thought we’d share one of his poems that is often performed as a ballad:

She is Far from the Land – a poem by Thomas Moore

She is Far from the Land

She is far from the land, where her young hero sleeps,
And lovers are round her, sighing;
But coldly she turns from their gaze, and weeps,
For her heart in his grave is lying!

She sings the wild song of her dear native plains,
Every note which he lov’d awaking
Ah! little they think, who delight in her strains,
How the heart of the Minstrel is breaking!

He had lov’d for his love, for his country he died,
They were all that to life had entwin’d him,
Nor soon shall the tears of his country be dried,
Nor long will his love stay behind him.

Oh! make her a grave, where the sun-beams rest,
When they promise a glorious morrow;
They’ll shine o’er her sleep, like a smile from the West,
From her own lov’d Island of sorrow!

~ Thomas Moore

If your heading down to join our trad session tonight you might even get to hear it sung! 🙂

Every Tuesday evening Thomas Moore Tavern plays host to a variety of local musicians performing Traditional ballads and music. From Nicky on the squeezebox to Tom playing flute these musicians will give you a great feel for our local traditions and culture. Read More >>

Food is served from 3pm – 9.30pm with Bistro A La Carte available from 5.30pm plus our great value Early Bird Menu runs from 5.30pm -7.30pm.

Looking forward to seeing you 🙂