School: Christian Bros., Manor St. Cathair Phortláirge (roll number 16735)

Waterford, Co. Waterford
Seán Ó Dálaigh

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The Scenes Around Lismore

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0653, Page 284

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Ní fios cé dhein an dán seo ach tá sé i mbéalaibh a 'phobail leis na bliantaibh. Measaim gur sean-duine a thug an dán dom gurbab ainm dó Seán O Domhnaill ó Bhaile na Sagart i Liosmór Mothuda a fuair sé bás Aibrean 1936. Thug sé an phíosa seo dhom Nodlag 1936. Ó sean-dhream a fuair sé é.

Its sweet to sit at evening tide
And view Castle Grove
But sweeter far in Summer time its shady paths to rove
I've travelled most the south of France,
The Alps I did explore
Of beauties rare they have their share
But cannot touch Lismore.

Blackwater flows so gently on to swell the deep blue sea
Its beauties course beyond for miles
Till hidden by Killbree
The Commeraghs in the distance
To Heaven seems to soar
Artists paint but very faint the scenes around Lismore

Just beside the river the Castle proudly stands
Those which stood the fierce onslaught
Of Herod Cromwell's hands

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Seán O Domhnaill
not a relative
Lismore, Co. Waterford