School: Breac-chluain

Location:
Brackloon South, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Liam Mac Gabhann

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Local Poets

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0107, Page 020

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Long ago some of the Irish people were very interested in composing poems and songs. There is a little girl living in Coogue and her name is Sally Mulkeen. She composed a song called "Séan Corcoran's Early Grave." There was a man living in Ballyhaunis about two years ago named J. Waldron who is now married in America that composed a poem and these are a few of the lines.
My father's cottage by the moor,
Ah! racing heart, go slow,
My sister standing by the door
Are memories of Mayo,
Are memories I can't live down,
No matter where I go;
The scences around Ballyhaunis
town,
In the County of Mayo.
Though living here with
children dear,
A wife that's kind and true;

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Collector
Catherine Waldron
Gender
female
Age
13
Address
Derrylahan, Co. Mayo
Informant
(name not given)
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Age
48
Address
Derrylahan, Co. Mayo
Language
English