Dennis Allen

Dennis Allen first came to prominence as a musician in the 1970's when
he played with the Sean O'Dowd band, Dingaling. He achieved fame in
1979 when he composed what is now regarded as the anthem of Limerick,
"Limerick You're my Lady". The song was originally composed as a theme
song for the limerick Lady competition in 1979. Dennis's aim was to reflect the
beauty of Limerick city with it's churches and the Shannon river included in the
song. It was recorded in the Lombard Recording Studio, Dublin and got instant
recognition on the airwaves. Denis also composed a number of other songs
including "Shannon River", "Lonely in London" which was a major hit for the
Fury's and "Beautiful Peace" which was recorded by Tommy Drennan".