School: Louisburgh (roll number 5128/9)

Location:
Louisburgh, Co. Mayo
Teacher:
Thos. J. Morahan

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Louisburgh in County Mayo

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0137, Page 009

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Mid sadness of fond recollections tonight
A yearning possesses my soul
To end the hard struggle and thirty years' fight
For[fame on Los Angeles role (?)
In exile I pine for my loved native isle,
My thoughts get full rein as they go
To scenes that were dearest, when heaven did smile
On Louisburgh in County Mayo


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I see the dear faces I loved as a lad
And long to be with them once more
A sweet, gentle mother and kind, loving dad.
May God bless them both o'er and o'er
And, oh for the friends that I left long ago -
I'd love to be with them tonight in Mayo,
In Louisburgh the place of my birth

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Collector
Thomas J. Morahan
Gender
male
Language
English