Offaly All Time Greats: Profile 10 - Mundy
After receiving countless nominations from the public, and after much debate, the Offaly Express has shortlisted 16 Offaly greats which will go to a public vote over the coming weeks starting on Monday, January 28. When all the voting is complete, you will have chosen 'Offaly's All Time Great'
10 - Mundy
The man who brought summer hit 'July' into our lives in 2002, Edmond Enright, better known as Mundy, is one of the county's finest musical exports. Mundy rose to prominence in 1996 with his album 'Jelly Legs' and its most noted track, To You I Bestow,' which went on to feature on the soundtrack of hit US film, Romeo + Juliet, starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
The song won huge favour with fans of the film which went on to achieve a $150 million box office success. His 2002 triple-platinum album '24 Star Hotel' brought the songs 'July' and 'Mexico' onto Irish radio.
'July' remains one of the country's most enduring summer songs, while Mundy's version of Galway Girl with Sharon Shannon is also the most prevalent on Irish radio.