School: Béal Dearg (roll number 11582)

Béal Deirg Mór, Co. Mayo
Pádraig Mac Conghamhna
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0139, Page 275

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0139, Page 275

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  1. Ye brilliant Muses who ne'er refuses
    But still infuses in the poet's mind
    Your strong sweet flavour to my endeavour
    If my ardent favours appear sublime
    Protect my study from getting muddy
    By ideas ready to inspire my brain
    And my quill refine while I write those lines
    On a simple divine called the Star of Slane
    A beauteous Spring when warblers sing
    And their music rings through each silent grove
    Bright sun did shine which did me incline
    By the River Boyne for to go to rove
    I was contemplating and meditating
    And ruminating as I passed the plain
    Till a charming fairy beyond compare
    Did my heart ensnare near the town of Slane
    To praise her beauty it is my duty
    But alas! I am faulty in that simple art
    For to my sorrow Cupid's arrow
    Full deep did burrow in my tender heart
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    Yet decked by native I will tell the features
    Of that lovely creature called the Star of Slane
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Mary Mc Garry
    Gaobhrán, Co. Mayo