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What Was Robert Burns’ First Song?

Posted on 20 January, 2011 7:58 am

Yesterday on Scottish Quest we asked “What was Robert Burn’s first song?” And the answer is “Handsome Nell“. ‘Handsome Nell’ was written in 1774 for Helen Blair. Burns later wrote that he ‘first committed the sin of rhyme’ with this work. It was the custom to pair young couples to gather the harvest and his partner was [...]

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What Was Mary McMullen Noted For?

Posted on 18 January, 2011 12:18 pm

Yesterday on the Irish Quest Twitter stream we posed you this question: What Was Mary McMullen Noted For? If you’d been asked this question while playing the Irish Quest family board game, you’d have noticed a black dot next to the question. This denotes that a further explanation to the answer is available in the [...]

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