Stop Phelim—it's well known that what you say to the colleens is no gospel.
Irish papers should be read by Irish colleens, and then you get the flavor.
I wouldn't be puttin' that dingus on my head for all the colleens in Ireland.
We looked about for the "sweetest girl" of the song—but the "colleens" were disappointing.
Well, Im Irishman enough to have a soft spot in my heart for the lads and their colleens.
This is possible enough, for the period was one when squires exercised "seigneurial rights," and when colleens were complacent.