The following excerpt mentioning piper Martin Moran is from the writing of Louisburgh man James Berry1 who tells us amongst other things that “the pipes in those days were as plentiful as blackberries in Autumn”:


  1. ‪James Berry, 1842-1914.‬ ‪Tales of the West of Ireland; ed. Gertrude M. Horgan.‬ ‪Dolmen Press, Dublin; Oxford University Press, London, 1966.‬