Cumar an dá Uisce (The Meeting of the Waters) Air


There is not in the wide world a valley so sweet,
As the vale in whose bosom the bright waters meet;
Oh, the last rays of feeling and life must depart,
Ere the bloom of that valley shall fade from my heart.

(Thomas Moore)

The Avoca (Irish: Abhainn Abhóca) a river in County Wicklow, starts life as two rivers, the Avonmore (Irish: Abhainn Mhór, meaning "Big River") and the Avonbeg (Irish: Abhainn Bheag, meaning "Small River"). These join at a place called the Meeting of the Waters (Cumar an dá Uisce) in the Vale of Avoca, a local beauty spot, and is celebrated by Thomas Moore in his song of the same name. The village of Avoca is situated on the river.

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