School: Sean-Achaidh (roll number 12887)

Location:
Shanaghy, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Mícheál P. Ó Gallachobhair, Seán Ó Dubhthaigh

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Sean-Achaidh | The Schools’ Collection

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0136, Page 184

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I.
A mother came when stars were (pailing),
Wailing round a lonely spring,
Thus she cried while tears were falling,
Balling on her fairy king.
II.
Why with spells my child caressing ,
Courting him with fairy joy,
Why destroy a mothers blessing?
Where force steal my fairy boy.
III.
O'er the mountains through the wild woods

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Collector
Máire Ní Naillín
Gender
female
Address
Knockshanbo, Co. Mayo
Informant
Caitlín Ní Naillín
Gender
female
Age
40
Address
Knockshanbo, Co. Mayo
Language
English