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When we were on Inis Oirr someone referred to glacial erratics, on the Burren I think it was, as 'Connemara visitors' or 'Connemara strangers'.
Can anyone confirm this term, or others used to describe glacial erratics?
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If we can find words to rhyme with 'erratics' and other such terms - then we should ALL try to help Liam Friel with the lyrics for his rock anthem - which he shall be composing in readiness for Inis Óirr 2013 - on his rock guitar
for eggsample -
'Baby I love your erratics -
Your feidin wall leaves me in estatics -
Baby you rock my biology -
With your calcareous geology'
The Irish word for an 'erratic' is apparently a 'cloch corr' and the townland of Cloghcor in Co. Sligo is littered with them, maybe someone in that neck of the woods as a name or two for them.
It is a perfect term, who ever told it to you.
Perhaps it was one of the Connemara boys?
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