Next Laetitia and her group visited Horseleap, a town along what was formerly the Dublin to Galway road. Its name dates back to the thirteenth century, when Norman lord Brian Fitzgerald, after a confrontation with Clan Mac Geoghan, was chased on horseback back to his castle in Damore, only to find the drawbridge closed. He made good his escape, then his horse leaped the moat. They stopped in a pub for Guinness and shepherd’s pie. The day’s gossip and limerick was about an enthusiastic local couple that, unlike Sir Brian, ended up in the water.
A young couple that lived in Horseleap
And thrashed ‘round making love in a jeep
Kicked with ecstasy near
The gearshift out of gear
And rolled into a lake three feet deep.