School: Ráth Sheiscinn (roll number 13866)

Ratheskin, Co. Mayo
Anna Ní Chléirigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0142, Page 221

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  1. A is the army that covers the ground.
    B is the buckshot we are getting all round
    C is the cro-bar of cruelest fame.
    D the Davitt of our right glorious name.
    E is the English that robbed us of bread.
    F is the famine that left us instead.
    G is for Gladstone our life is a lie.
    H is the harvest we'll hold it we'll die.
    I is the Inspector when drunk is bold.
    J is the Jarvey that will drive him for gold.
    K is Kilmainham where our true man abide.
    L is the Land League our hope and our pride
    M is the magistrate who makes black white
    N No rent which makes our wrongs right.
    O is old Ireland that yet shall be freed.
    P is the peeler who sold it for grief
    Q is the queen whose life is not known.
    R is the rifle that keeps up her train
    S is the sheriff with woe in his train.
    T is the told that others may gain.
    U is the Union that works bitter harm
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    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    Mary Monnelly
    Breaghwyanteean, Co. Mayo
    Mrs Bridget Farrell
    Not a relative
    Breaghwyanteean, Co. Mayo