Árfort na Sionnaine

Poet-translator Gabriel Rosenstock supports the use of the word 'warport' by Galway Alliance Against War in relation to the use of Shannon Airport for transport of troops and so-called rendition. "I've been wondering," he says, "what we should call it in Irish. The answer is obvious. Árfort. Ár is an ancient Irish word. One hears it in the phrase, 'Gol na mban san ár', the weeping of women on the bloody battlefield. Ár is misery, slaughter, destruction. I look forward to the day when we can call it Aerfort again. Until that day, let it be called what it is, ÁRFORT."