School: Béal Dearg (roll number 11582)

Béal Deirg Mór, Co. Mayo
Pádraig Mac Conghamhna
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0139, Page 284

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0139, Page 284

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  3. XML “Bold Jack Donohoe”
  4. XML “The Porturlin Disaster”

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  1. As O Donohoe made his escape
    To the woods he did repair
    Where tyrants dared not show their face
    Either by night or day.
    And each week on the papers
    There was something published new
    Concerning that Bold Fenian boy
    Called Bold Jack Donohoe
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
  2. On the twenty fifth of April
    In eighteen seventy eight
    This sad and sorrowful occurrance
    In Porturlin did take place.
    The crew being five in number
    Went out at the dawn of day
    They were drowned in a few hours after
    All along Porturlin bay.
    When the sad news came to land
    Their parents and dear friends
    Their loving brothers and sisters
    And neighbours did attend
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.