From the recording Lucky 13

I fell in love with the West of Ireland many years ago. I miss it when I'm not there. This song is for John Tiernan of Murrisk Bay, and for all the wonderful people in the West.


I'm a wealthy man in Connemara
I own the hills down to the sea
The silver pools, the golden heather
Wait there in my dreams for me
So many friends in Murrisk Abbey
Lie so still now by the bay
But I can hear their ringing laughter
In my dreams so far away
CHORUS: Galway to County Mayo
Holds all I'll ever need
I'm a wealthy man in Connemara
When I'm away I'm poor indeed
I love a land that is not mine, now
My heart was stolen long ago
A stranger passing through these valleys
And along the Garavogue
Down the winding streets of Sligo
A cold sea crashing to the shore
Of a lonely beach on Achill Island
Will I see them anymore?