Declan Nerney

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Declan Nerney
Origin Drumlish, County Longford, Ireland
Genres Country and Irish
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Singing, guitar, banjo, steel guitar
Years active Late 1980s - present
Labels Hooley Records
Website Official website

Declan Nerney (born c. 1959) is an Irish singer-songwriter.[1] Born in Drumlish, County Longford,[2] 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".[3]

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.[citation needed]


  • The Hi-Lo's
  • Gene Stuart Band[4]
  • Brian Coll and the Buckaroos[4]

Songs and songwriting[edit]

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


  1. ^ "Review: Artificially enhanced economics". The Times. London, UK. 12 November 2006. Retrieved 29 October 2008. 
  2. ^ "THE JOY OF DEC'S; Good times for Nerney". Sunday Mirror. 13 August 2006. Retrieved 29 October 2008. 
  3. ^ "SUN IS SHINING ON DECLAN". Sunday Mirror. 16 October 2005. Retrieved 29 October 2008. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ a b "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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