On Raglan Road – written by Patrick Kavanagh and made famous by Luke Kelly - has been chosen as Ireland’s Favourite Folk Song.
The winning song was announced and performed live on The Late Late Show last Friday night.
Mary Black – who presented the series on RTÉ One – said: “I’m delighted to hear that the public voted for the wonderful On Raglan Road as Ireland’s favourite folk song.”
“It’s always been a favourite of mine and deserves this great accolade.”
It was written in the 1940s by Kavanagh as a lyric poem following his infatuation with Hilda Moriarty – a medical student.