|Origin||Drumlish, County Longford, Ireland|
|Genres||Country and Irish|
|Instruments||Singing, guitar, banjo, steel guitar|
|Years active||Late 1980s - present|
Declan Nerney (born c. 1959) is an Irish singer-songwriter. Born in Drumlish, County Longford, he started at the age of 16 in a local band, "The Hi-Lows". His big break came with his autobiographical song "The Marquee in Drumlish".
His early education was at the Ennybegs National School in Longford. Later he attended St Mel's College, Longford, where he sat his Leaving Certificate. He was brought up on a small farm and has a passion for vintage tractors. His niece, Una Foden, is a member of the girl group The Saturdays.
Songs and songwriting
Working with Henry McMahon, he has penned songs such as
- Marquee in Drumlish
- Anna from Fermanagh
- Gotta get up in the Mornin'
- Christmas Hooley
- Barry & Dunne
- Three Way Love Affair
- Hooley in the Sun
- "Review: Artificially enhanced economics". The Times. London, UK. 12 November 2006. Retrieved 29 October 2008.
- "THE JOY OF DEC'S; Good times for Nerney". Sunday Mirror. 13 August 2006. Retrieved 29 October 2008.
- "SUN IS SHINING ON DECLAN". Sunday Mirror. 16 October 2005. Archived from the original on 26 October 2012. Retrieved 29 October 2008. (Subscription required (help)).
- "Gaelic loving Declan is still getting a kick being frontman after 18 years". Daily Mirror. 27 October 2005. Retrieved 29 October 2008.
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