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Séamus Ennis, Uilleann Piper, Folklore and Music Collector, was born on May 5th 1919 in Jamestown, Finglas, which at the time was a rural part of North County Dublin. One of the main streets in Finglas has by popular acclaim been re-named ‘Séamus Ennis Road’.

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The first of his travels for the Irish Folklore Commission was a trip to Connemara where he met a man named Pat Cannin. He asked Séamus did he know a reel that he then proceeded to whistle to him. Séamus wrote the reel on a piece of paper by the side of the road and named it 'The Mist on the Mountain'. 

In 1975, Séamus moved to Naul to live out his remaining years on the land which had once belonged to his grandparents. He felt very much at home here and loved the area, noting that he never cared much for any city and that he was a countryman at heart.

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