I came across a video of Clodagh McCarthy singing the Rattlin’ Bog 4 months ago and I’ve been playing it ever since.
It was a Saturday night and I was flicking through YouTube as a few of us sat around my living room, drinking, chatting and munching away.
We were taking turns at manning the music, and the torch had been thrust my way after a particularly painful playlist that was packed with Destiny’s Child and All Saints.
I was searching for a particular version of the song ‘the Rattlin’ Bog’ when I stumbled upon the one below…
Clodagh McCarthy and the Rattlin Bog wedding video that went viral
This is special.
The video was recorded in the early hours of the morning at an Irish wedding at Kilshane House, Co. Tipperary.
The rendition banged out Clodagh McCarthy is nothing short of mesmerising.
I’ve played this video around 40 times at this stage, and judging by the 50,000+ views it received when I popped it out on @InstaIreland, I’m not the only one tranxfixed by it.
Kick-back, hit play and bask in the brilliance of the video above.
Keith O’Hara has lived in Ireland for 34 years and has spent most of the last 10 years creating what is now The Irish Road Trip guide. Over the years, the website has published thousands of meticulously researched Ireland travel guides, welcoming 30 million+ visitors along the way. In 2022, the Irish Road Trip team published the world’s largest collection of Irish Road Trip itineraries. Keith lives in Dublin with his dog Toby and finds writing in the 3rd person minus craic altogether.